Different 8-year-0ld student: When I was little, I went skiing, and I fell down. And someone who was learning how to snowboard ran over me. Then someone else ran over me. Then one of my skis came off. Then my other ski went down the hill by itself.
His mom: And yet, he still likes to ski.
(I love any story that starts with "when I was little" when the kid's age is still in the single digits.)