Here’s a little exchange from our house today:
Oldest Daughter: Can I have a 4th cupcake? You can say no if you want to.
Ordinary Mommy: If you are really hungry you can have another one. If you’re not really hungry, you should stop.
OD: I think I will stop.
Middle Daughter: My monkey wants to stop, but I want one more!
I guess the monkey can’t speak for itself.
(By the way, if you’re wondering what kind of mother would allow her daughter to eat four cupcakes, it’s the kind of mother who has a secret recipe that includes red beets and applesauce. Never let ’em know that it’s healthy.)