Nicholas is going through a particularly difficult food-aversion stage. Basically, he'll eat sesame chicken and pineapple smoothies. That's it. Today, we ordered pizza. He cried. He begged. He refused to eat in a most pitiful way. But I didn't budge. I understand food aversions very well. I even understand cravings. But this is getting ridiculous. And expensive.
Nicholas: If I can't eat sesame chicken, I can't eat. I already had three smoothies today.
Me: Well then, you're going to be very hungry because I'm not spending $11 on sesame chicken tonight.
Nicholas: But you just spent $20 on pizza! Eleven isn't more than twenty!
Me: But I fed six people with $20. If everybody's dinner cost $11, I'd have to spend $77 on dinner.
Nicholas: No, everyone can get what they want for $31. See? It's much less than $77!
Something tells me that Mike would have been so impressed with the quick calculation, he might have ordered sesame chicken. But I didn't...