I thought that painting in front of Mr. I was obvious enough. You'd think that your mom waving a paintbrush and holding a paint can would be clues that there just might be some wet paint involved somewhere in the vicinity of the trim around the doors. And if you were thirteen, you'd might think that you should keep from brushing up against anything near where there could be wet paint.
But according to Mr. I, it wasn't enough. His response after getting paint on his "only" jacket was, "Why didn't you tell me?" I guess everything is my fault!