Lately Asher has taken to using some pretty sophisticated excuses for misbehavior:
He was turning the volume up on the computer and I said "Asher, you aren't supposed to touch that, so you're disobeying me."
He replied, with a very hurt expression, "I just thought it would be FUNNY."
Then today he was playing with my hair dryer (he uses it as a gun and holds it up and says "shoot!" to everything...) and I looked out from my room and he had the guiltiest expression on his face.
"What are you doing?"
"I'm gonna plug it in." (Standing right by the outlet.)
"No, I don't want you to do that. It's dangerous and you're not allowed to play with plugs."
"I just wanted to make you laugh!" (Again, said with a wounded voice.)
(Picture from back when we were potty-training for about 3 days before I called it off for a while.)