Well, now that she's four, the antes been upped. Instead of three bites to be excused, it's four!
So, the other night we were eating dinner and Lil' Miss didn't want to eat her spinach. I told her that she needed to eat four more bites of spinach and then she could be done. She ate her remaining spinach in two bites.
Then, coming to the end of her portion of veggies, she exclaimed, "Hey! I only ate two bites! I need two more bites-ful of spinach!"
I don't know if I should be proud that she did some math, smirk at the fact that she was actually asking more for more vegetables, or just laugh at the whole situation. Obligingly, though, I just heaped some more spinach onto her plate.
Hee, hee... whatever works!