The children are often allowed a single piece of candy after lunch. We keep a box in our cupboard which houses smarties, individual fun-size chocolates, lolipops, and the like. The routine varies only slightly with each child asking if they can have a piece of candy as they clear their plate from the table. Today, Caleb added the important fact that his candy was vital to his Speedy Race he was preparing for in the front.
This is going to make me go extra speedy.
Well, it is a good thing you have it!
Oh yeah. I will so need this when I go outside for my speedy race.
He left, and apparently ran his speedy race with great success. So much success, in fact, that he decided to come back in about 10 minutes later and request a second piece of candy.
Can I get another piece of candy, 'cause I have a speedy race again, and I need it.
No. *chuckling* You know the rules, Caleb. You already had a piece of candy, and you don't need another one.
Okay. (He contentedly goes into the bathroom, and calls out) I'll just get some speedy water then.