Todd found Riley in the bathroom yesterday, crying. When he asked what was wrong, she showed him her hands. She'd tried to paint her nails by herself, and it was a total mess.
I heard the ruckus, and went in and told her she needs to ask before doing something (that could stain my walls and floors) like that. I'd be glad to help her, but she needs to ask first. Then I walked out.
Todd stayed. He asked.
"Sweetie, why didn't you ask for help?"
This is what she said,
"Because when someone says Riley, your nails are so pretty; who did them for you? I wanted to be able to say, I did. "