by not freaking out.
Yesterday BittE and Wolfman both had Caprisun drinks. I was silly enough to leave them unsupervised for a moment and soon heard...screams, spatters,and giggles! I hollered, "Are you guys making a mess?" Wolfman came to me and admitted, "BittE and I are just having a juice fight." He showed evidence of the few drops that were on his shirt. I went to view the damage and found splatters down the hallway, and BittE, still slurping her drink, with juice all over her face, head, arms, and stomach.
Wolfman is usually quite honest. The other day I asked him, "What are you doing?"
His answer, "I was just doing something naughty."
another time he answered, "I am just making a mess."
and yesterday it was, "I am getting out a lot of toys."
He usually has to fix whatever he's done, but at least he's still willing to admit it when he's doing something he knows he shouldn't.