Nail clipping has always been a production for us, when he was little we'd have to forcibly hold him down. Then we got a puppet who held his little fingers and toes while I clipped.
And then all of a sudden, he was totally fine with us clipping his nails, as long as he got a turn with the nail trimmers.
Then he started actually making the trimmers work and actually cut my nail.
Now Dad does most of the nail trimming. So my nails don't get hacked to shreds. And besides, Dave's got longer arms! I can't sit like that and reach his feet!