My son located a rock-hard ball of play dough and presented it to me.
Squeeze!, he commanded.
I can't squeeze it, I told him. I went on to explain that the play dough was all dried out because we didn't put it back in the container.
Island Boy considered the evidence and, in a leap that wouldn't be made by most adults, responded with a very logical, "Wash, please!"
Ah, the world is sometimes much simpler than it seems to those of us that have been in it for a while! I'm glad our children are here to remind us of that and to give us good reason to smile along the way.