During this holiday season my family and I baked a bit more than season’s past. As a result, we all had the opportunity to enjoy a few more treats. My son was happily surprised by the variety of cookie and candy options, which also led to some very intuitive questions on his part.
One afternoon he asked for a cookie, which I agreed to, and he was having difficulty deciding between a classic sugar cookie or an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. He decided that he needed both, but asked me how he could tell if that was too much. I asked him if he was hungry (he had eaten a decent lunch two hours earlier), to which he answered a little hungry. He then independently decided that one cookie would be enough, stating that he can always have the other one later on (which he did enjoy later that night).