In the midst of all of this someone decided they needed to run inside for a vital tool for habitat construction. I was lounging on the step. While moving aside to let the little engineer by I noted a fistful of toad.
"Hey," I said, in a very mom like tone. "No toads in the house."
The child paused midway through the door, looked at the toad in a very kid like way, and continued through the door, tossing the toad aside absently.
I happened to be sitting smack dab in the path of obedience...
.......except down a step or two....
Just so you know, obedience isn't all that noble looking when it's up in your face.