to take out the trash I didn't mean smash it further down into the can so more trash can fit on top. This makes the bag tear from the weight of the trash when I pull it out to do to what I originally asked you to do.
When I asked you to fold the towels and put them away I didn't mean shove as many of you can into the drawer so it no longer opens.
When I asked you to pick up your toys I didn't mean pick them up and move them over by a foot or two.
When I asked you to put your shoes on 10 minutes before we were leaving the house I didn't mean watch 10 more minutes of TV and then run around crying to find your shoes while I'm heading out the door.
When I asked you to clean up the paper crafts you pulled out that doesn't mean stack them in a pile and place it by the computer.
It seems I need a translator in my house.