I think she knew she needed to be extra nice to Daddy? Earlier she'd asked me where a paint stain came from on the old carpet? Without thinking (I wasn't attaching blame since we were going to pull the carpet out anyway) I said something like "Daddy made a mess." Sure enough, Nate had been home for only 5-10 minutes that day when she pointed at the floor at looked expectantly at him asking "Daddy made a mess?" The look on Nate's face was priceless!
"Well, she gets to see all the messes I make on a regular basis" I countered. "It's good to see that daddy's make messes too!" It was a weak defense I know but even Super-hero's make messes right?!?