Not Quite the Help I Had in Mind

Karoline: Mama, can I make the house all bright and shiny today?

Me (with some surprise at the unsolicited offer): Of course! That would be very nice. I'll go get a spray bottle.

Armed with a spray bottle and some paper towels, I made my way back upstairs, where I heard Christian: Karoline! WHY are you shaking glitter all over the floor? What are you thinking?!

Karoline, stomping with authority: You go away! Mama said I could!