I walk into a room to find Charlie has done X.
(Insert any number of things for variable X, such as pour popcorn kernels on the floor to make patterns out of them or sneak all my vinegar and baking soda and make a giant volcanic explosion in the bathroom)
I will react by pacing the room and sputtering half sentences like
I can’t believe you just….
What were you thinking……
Do you have any idea…….
Charlie will look confused.
Then down trodden.
I will eventually end my soliloquy of disbelief by saying
Now I have to spend more time to clean X up. Great. Thanks a lot Charlie.
Charlie’s face will brighten into a huge smile of relief and pride and he will say
You’re welcome, mommy!