So as I was getting ready to go to work this morning, I looked over and saw the Adrenaline Junkie (age 4). She had poured a bunch of water from her cup onto the dining-room table, and was finger-painting in the puddle.
This shall not stand. So I went over to her with a bunch of paper towels, and scolded: Why did you pour your water out?
Her answer was a profound one. In a dreamy, almost mystical voice, she spake: "Because I wanted to know."
Wow. Profound. That's as good a reason as any, when you come to think of it.
Ok, kid, now you know. Now clean it up.