Sometimes Tom gets upset when his most favorite rain boots get mud on them.
And so I may say to him, “Oh, Tom, don’t worry! It’s just mud!”
And then sometimes he ignores me and thinks, ‘No way am I walking around with muddy rain boots!’ So he begins to remove all the mud with his hands.
And then sometimes I say, “Let’s get some of that mud off your hands!” and I let him rub his hands in the grass or on my hands and on my jacket.
And then sometimes that’s when I realize it’s dog poo.