Eli: Can I take a shower tonight, Mama, instead of a bath? 'Cause I'm a BIG boy now!
Me: Sometime Eli, but not tonight.
A few days later:
Eli: Mommy, can I pleeeease take a shower tonight? 'Cause I'm a BIG boy now!
Me: No, you're taking a bath tonight, Eli
Eli: I wanna take a shower sometime, Mama, I'm a BIG BOY now!!
Me: Okay, Eli, if you really want to, you can take a shower instead of a bath. I have the water already running for you. Come get in.
Eli: Um.....um......(looking not-so-fondly at the shower)...um.....no Mama, I can't, 'cause I'm NOT A BIG BOY YET!!!