Abel: “Amariah, guess what? Our mommy works at home, and that’s her office.”
At some point, Abel decided that he doesn’t like tomatoes. Instead of forcing them on him, I have instead asked him to eat just one bite of whatever we’re having with tomatoes, and then I let him eat the rest without tomatoes. Suddenly, as I was beginning to prepare our tuna sandwich supper, Abel announces, “Mommy, I want lettuce and tomato on my sandwich! Tomatoes are so good, right?!”
5 minutes later, holding his partially eaten sandwich: “Mommy, the tomato is sticking out. I don’t want to see the tomato.”
another 5 minutes later, chewing the final bite of his sandwich: “Mommy! This tomato is making me sad!…”
2 seconds later: *gag*
Okay, so maybe he doesn’t think tomatoes look and taste all that great just yet; but he made up his mind to eat tomato on his sandwich, and eat tomato on his sandwich he did! That’s my boy!