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Scene: The Supper Table, today
Pumpkin: Mom, can I be done?
Me: Did you get enough to eat? What did you have?
Pumpkin: I had one, two pieces of bread, and some meat, and some peas.
Me: I think you need to eat some more of that meat and half of your peas.
Pumpkin: Ok, I'll eat half of each pea.
Which is what she's sitting at the table doing right now, even after an explanation & demonstration about putting the peas into two piles about the same size and eating one side. No, no, she's going to eat half of each pea. Ok, go ahead, kid, go ahead. It'll keep you busy.