Dear C (age 22 months),
We give you a plate of food at dinner each night.
It contains EXACTLY the same food that is on my plate, your father's plate, and the plates of your siblings.
But for some reason, you INSIST on eating off of MY plate..
Though, there are times you determine that the serving bowl will do.
But typically it is my plate that occupies your little fork. We see it happen almost every night.
It begins with "that look", as if my food is so radically different than yours...
and we know what comes next...
Somehow you ended up with TWO servings of ice cream cake...
I think I am on to you.