Today in the mail we got some of those freebie address labels that charities often include with their request for a donation. Usually I use them (I mean, heaven forbid I ever actually have to write out our address), but our name was misspelled on these. So rather than trash them, when Sophie asked if she could have the stickers, I said, "Sure. Just don't put them on the walls, the furniture, the floor, your toys or books, or anything else that would get wrecked." Specific and non-specific. I thought I had all the bases covered.
She said, "Okay, Mama! I won't."
As she started to run out of the room I asked, "Hey, Sophs! What do you want them for?"
She yelled back, "Just for me. I just want them for myself."
I mumbled okay and went back to work at what I was doing on the computer. After a few minutes, I realized she was being awfully quiet. Totally quiet, in fact. So I went to investigate. I found her in front of the tree like this:
Yep. It seems she was being literal. When she said she wanted them "for herself", she meant FOR HERSELF. In naming the unapproved sticker surfaces, I guess that was the one I left out.