Aside from having mastered the art of preempting scoldings by saying sorry in a really pitiful voice, my son is really striking out on his own so much more these days that it's hard to keep up.
Just the other day, he ran to me at the other house saying "sorry, Mommy, sorry!" It turned out, he tried getting water from the water jug on his own. He did fill his cup but also ended up spilling a lot of water. I ended up needing three rugs to wipe all the spills he made in a span of two minutes that I wasn't looking. And he spilled a lot of water not just from getting water from the jug, but also from trying to transfer water from cup to cup.
Now we have this ritual where he'd remove my socks in the morning after I remove his.