The other day, after supper, Natalie asked for a piece of candy. Normally, she doesn't get candy on weekdays, so I told her no.
She went into the pantry, found a very small bag of gummi bears (the ones that have like three or four miniature ones in them), and asked if she could give it to Daddy for his birthday (which was coming up in a few days). Well, how could I say no to that. So, smiling, she went on her merry way to continue playing while I cleaned up the dishes.
Moments later, I heard her and Karsten in the living room.
Natalie: Daddy, I have a birthday present for you!
Karsten: Thank you, that's so sweet of you.
Natalie: Here you go!
Karsten: How about we just put them here for now.
Natalie: No, I think you should eat some now.
Karsten: Well, okay, I'll have one...
Natalie: Do you wanna share?
Hmmm, pretty smart... Karsten had a little talk with her, but of course she got some. After all, a trick that clever does deserve some credit, doesn't it...?