Our son (10 yr old) in the morning, appearing with self prepared & served breakfast:
He: ‘Papa, egg breakfast for you, seasoned with herbs freshly picked from the garden.
Mama, you’ve received also butter to the toast as I know you prefer that way. Careful with the butter knife.’
Our son (10):
‘Papa, I want to become vegetarian. I don’t eat meat any more.’
My spouse (patiently):
‘Sure, no problem. In the meanwhile – would you like roast bacon for breakfast?’
My husband: ‘Voila, I have brought you some breakfast. Lili got the same, only with less soy sauce.’
..And so this is how I learnt that during Corona lockdown my biggest competitor in the food chain is our mini water-turtle.
Breakfast – incl. salty-caramel chocolate – served in bed by my son (10 ys) this morning.
An additional strong argument for having children (costs well exceeded by benefits).