I announced that I was going to take a shower. Micah (age 6) got a glint in his eye and started running for the bathroom. I said, “Micah, I have a favor to ask of you.”
“Oh, come on!”
As I started getting ready, he said, “Dad, why don’t you want me to?” At this point, it is clear that he is understanding I don’t want him to dump cold water on me like every other day that I shower.
I answered, “Well, sometimes it’s kind of hard, you know?”
His solution was simple. “You could know I’m coming, and so you could turn your back. That way it doesn’t get on you-know-what.”