Scene: Toddler looks forlornely at his plate of spaghetti as if it is Mount Everest and we just told him to climb without oxygen.
Him: All done! (Insert: Big, sweet smile.)
Us: Okay, but no snacks, no cupcake and no jelly beans.
Him: No cupcake? No snacks? No beans?
Us: No. If you don't eat your dinner, there are no treats. And we might eat a cupcake in front of you. (Don't judge us, we hate the "eat your dinner fight" and have learned to have some fun with it.)
Him: I hold a cupcake?
Well played, little stinker. But, no. We're onto your game....