Questioning: Why do I have to give back my toys? Where will they go? Will someone else play with them? Will I get them back someday?
Who told you to take them from me? What does lead look like? Is it on the list? What list? What's a recall?
Denial: Mommy, it doesn't look like anything's wrong with the paint. I can't see any lead; where is it?
Anger: Why do you have to take my toys away? It's not fair!
I’m not happy about this.
Bargaining: I’ll be careful, I promise. I won't let my brother lick them. Please, Mommy.
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