I made some bratwurst from Moody's Delicatessen for dinner the other night with braised cabbage and onions. (These cold nights have us still craving winter food in the middle of April.) The 11YO finished his plate and asked for more sausage.
Me: We should probably save the last one for Daddy when he gets home.
Him: Aren't there more than four? Why didn't you buy more?
Me: Well, these are bigger than the ones we usually get. They're also twice as good. But since they're twice as expensive, I only bought half as many. Therefore, we should eat less of them while simultaneously enjoying them doubly.
(Or something like that. Isn't that the equation?)
Him: But why? If the quality is better, shouldn't we eat more?
Him: I don't understand life.
The kid has a point. I don't understand life, either. Next time, two packages of the good sausages!