Well, for the most part, anyway.
But let me ask you a question, as the seven of you are sitting down around the table, and your child takes a (resistant) bite of mashed potatoes, which of the following would you rather have happen to you when said child loudly proclaims "Yuck!" for all to very clearly hear?
a) that lightning strike you
b) that the earth swallow you whole
c) that there was a large pit of sand in which you could stick your head
or, like me...
d) all of the above.