Sempi and I are sitting at the dining table eating dinner. Sempi is munching on homemade fried rice chips (vadaam) made by his Paati (grandma). He has a plate full of it and I’m trying to get him to share some of it with me.
Me: Sempi, this plate of vadaam is for the both of us.
Sempi: *pulls the plate towards him, suspiciously*
Me: How about I take just a few of them and you can have the rest.
Sempi: Ok, but how about you can have (long pause) …. none of them?
Sempi: Appa, you don’t have to eat right now.
He proceeded to eat all of it while I watched him.
This is not the first time he’s used this line of reasoning.