Then there are the questions I refuse to answer in any helpful manner, ones that any amount of self-initiative would have taken care of independently. My answer to all of these types of questions is the same: "I think you can problem solve this one on your own."
Raina and Lola have heard that line from me more than a few times themselves, so I was delighted today to hear this exchange between my girls while they were in the kitchen.
Raina: You'll need a bowl.
Lola (standing underneath the cabinet with the bowls): Will you get me a bowl, Raina?
Raina: (pointed look at Lola and then the cabinet)
Lola: Oh! I can problem solve this one myself!
She then fetched the step stool, stood on tip-toe, reached far back, and grabbed her bowl. I didn't expect to hear my words repeated back with meaning and understanding, instead of mockery or disdain. Excellent!