Step on up to ambiguity.
Step stools are a challenging concept to wrap your head around. On one hand, step stools are very helpful in certain situations like when you want your kid to be able to reach the sink in order to wash the corn syrup and dog hair off of his hands, but not very helpful in others like when he was able to reach the corn syrup from the top shelf in order to smear it all over the dog. So yeah. The good with the bad.