With a cheerful smile and pleasant tone, Jackson came to me asking, "Tie this string on my (stuffed) kitty's tail, please."
"Sure I will. But, on his tail? How about around his neck."
"No. On his tail. and make one side of the string short and one side long so that I can swing-swing-swing him around and smack people's faces. Smack! Smack! Smack!"
Needless to say, the string did not make it on the kitty's tail.