Jack: Can I help cook dinner?
me: Oh, I could totally use help! What do you want to do?
Jack: Can I peel the carrots and do it all by myself with absolutely no help?
me: Okay, if you promise to be very careful and peel away from your hand. Can you do that?
Jack: I can do that. I can do anything.
me: Sigh. Here's how you peel. Follow exactly how I do it.
Jack: (reaches up with the peeler) Aaahhh!!!
me: Jack, don't itch your eye with the peeler in your hand. Put it down please. Sheesh.
Jack: I forgot. (peel, peel, peel)
me: Good, just like that.
Jack: GAH!! (the carrot goes flying)
me: Did it bite you?
Jack: No, I almost peeled my finger.
me: Hold it further back. Wait, do you want to just stop for now and I'll finish?
Jack: Mom, you didn't learn this the first time so let me just mess it up! Remember the teach a person to fish thing? Now I can peel carrots for my whole entire life!