A little while ago I went into my son’s room to ask him about something, and noticed a Tootsie Roll wrapper on the floor.
I bent down and picked it up…
“I know,” he said, “I forgot to throw it in the trash.”
…I stepped over to the trash can…
“I know, I’ll remember next time.”
…I carefully lowered the wrapper into the trash can, maintaining eye contact with my son the entire time.
“I know! I know!”
I think it’s a sign of good parenting when you can practically make your kid’s head explode without saying a word.