Sometimes? I just have to throw my head back and laugh.
I was just giving my youngest a bath. At just over 2, she's already mastered the art of bait and switch, and is working on perfecting the time-honored fakeout of batting her eyelashes while looking innocent.
As I sat on the toilet and supervised, she splashed around in the water (against regulation #1: NO SPLASHING) and smiled sweetly at me. With an audible *pop* - I swear to you at that very moment, she had a little angel appear on one shoulder, and a little devil on the other. She said, "No splashing! Oh, no. I'm not splashing. I'm excited!"
I chimed in. "No splashing, please."
She smiled again, and went back to splashing. "This? Isn't splashing. This wimming. See? Wimming. Wimming. Wiiiiii-ming!" She threw herself belly first into the water and wiggled vigorously on the bottom of the tub.
Temporarily exhausted from all the wiggling and not splashing (or could it be the weight of her consious?) she lay with her chin propped up on her fists and looked at me out of the corner of her eye. She extended her tongue and began to lick the water.
Before I could get a word in edgewise, she said "Oh, no. Babies don't drink the bath water. Meow. I'm a cat. Meow. Cat so thirsty. Oh no, not a baby cat. No. Big girl cat."
I'm thinking the little devil is winning.