The other day we had visitors at home so we got some cookies from the shop.

G loves cookies and had already had 2. At this point V told him that he was done.

Conversation continued and soon there was only one cookie left on the plate.

V was caught up in the conversation and otherwise distracted when G suddenly handed him half a cookie with a very sweet – ‘Here u go, papa, cookie for you’

It completely escaped V’s attention as to where the rest of the cookie went, which of course went into little G’s mouth.

By giving V half his cookie, G realized that there would be no protest as to where the other half went.

A valuable lesson in early diplomacy.