"I want five chocolate eggs." bug stated determinedly.
"Well, there are only two left. Would you like two chocolate eggs or 5 jelly beans?" I asked.
"Jelly beans!" mini shrieked with glee - who has figured out that 5 is a lot more than two, where candy is concerned.
"Well, that's fortunate. Because I wanted the chocolate eggs." (who taught my son to speak like this, by the way?)
"Really? Because you'd get more candy if you went with jelly beans." I reminded him.
"Oh, mommy. 5 IS better than 2. Unless the 2 is chocolate." He nodded emphatically to reiterate his point.
And I realized. That might be the truest lesson I've passed down to my children to date.