We've been joking that Scooter is destined to become a lawyer. He's taking to negotiating just about everything. Usually he can strike a pretty good deal, but his negotiation skills are not quite there yet.
A recent example:
Scooter started out wanting cookies for breakfast. I gave a solid no and suggested sausage and egg instead; he reluctantly agreed and then ate only a few bites. A little bit later, he decided he wanted ice cream and suggested that he have pear slices first, as the "healthy food" starter. I held firm to some more eggs and sausage.
Scooter: How about one bite of egg and one bite of sausage?
Mouse (wanting to get a little more protein than that into the boy, but willing to settle): How about two bites of egg and two bites of sausage?
Scooter: How about three bites of... (I'm expecting three bites of one thing) egg and three bites of sausage?
Mouse (stifling laughter): OK.
The kid did get his ice cream eventually, officially for breakfast since it was still before 11 am.