The mother took a deep breath.
‘You can’t give her that!’ she screamed. ‘It’s not safe!’
IT’S A SWORD, said the Hogfather. THEY’RE NOT MEANT TO BE SAFE.
‘She’s a child!’ shouted Crumley.
‘What if she cuts herself?’
THAT WILL BE AN IMPORTANT LESSON.
Honestly, you're never too young to learn which parts of a sword are the dangerous bits. Also, this is how I picture little Doreen right now (just pretend that cotton candy cone is a sword):