My four-year-old doesn’t always take the time to wash her hands after using the bathroom. Because of this, we began asking to smell her hands when she returned. Our scented soap made it obvious with one sniff whether or not her hands were clean.
One night when I asked, she didn’t just hold her hand out an inch or two from my nose, as she normally did. This time she put one hand on my cheek and the other up against my nostrils. Then she said, with a big smile, “Nope. I forgot,” before running back to the bathroom.
I followed her in order to wash my face.
Paul, father of 3