“Go wash up for dinner, ” I said.
“Why?” he answered.
“Because you’ve been playing outside and your hands are dirty. And it’s always a good idea to wash up before eating.”
(Off he went to wash up. When he came back, the conversation continued.)
“Let me see,” I said.
(He showed me)
“Ew! Still dirty! Go wash those hands again!”
“But Mommy, only my palms are dirty…I just need my fingers for food.”
I almost couldn’t argue with that.