We had a little chat tonight about when it is appropriate to be "just joking" and when it isn't. I tried to explain that the idea of him being on the sad board made me sad. I'm not sure he really got it.
I called him a toad.*
"That begins with t, t, t, t, toad. I can put that in my sound book!"
A nicer looking toad.
x x x
* in an affectionate way