Ok, my daughter has this habit of worrying about all sorts of things when she is worried about one thing. (Could be she gets it from her mother, but I would never admit that.) Tonight she was all worried about starting school again. Her helpful older brother informed her that this grade has "tons of homework" and a not so nice teacher.
So she worried.
She worried as she brushed her teeth, and worried what would happen if she lost all her teeth when she got old. I told her she could get false teeth.
She worried that false teeth would hurt.
I told her that they don't hurt, and they are easy to clean because you take them out at night and leave them soaking in a cup.
So, she worried some more, "But what if a squirrel comes in the night and steals your false teeth?"
I just didn't have a good answer for that one.
I put her to bed next to the helpful brother who started the worrying and heard him trying to invent different ideas of how to get false teeth away from a squirrel.
I turned off the light and told them to hush, if a squirrel ever steals her false teeth, we will attempt to figure out a good rescue plan when the time comes. For now, go to sleep.