Today, I'm officially saying goodbye from the help of my plastic spider for one obvious reason-- my child's discovery and distinction of what's real from whats's not.
Its definitely a great stride in his physical and cognitive development as a child as he confidently and bravely face his fears and a time for mommy to come up with a good strategy for him to follow orders. This little boy cannot be tricked anymore! I remember one time when he's asking for a softdrinks, I gave him water instead-- he pours down the water in our kitchen sink and angrily repeats, Cooooke!!! He knows what he wanted and still having his normal inquisitiveness and willful disobedience.
For now, I have to stick with my consistent reactions and more patience when I catch him doing things I normally doesn't allow as he gleefully push to the limits. But I am more happy to think that at the age of 3, that's the best time he'll appreciate the need to follow rules.