Peter has always had a very narrow diet. There are a few staple foods he would always eat, but so many that he should, and simply would not. In recent months, Peter has added to his ‘repertoire’, and will even ask for items such as a hot dog or a chicken sandwich.
Last evening, Peter asked for a chicken sandwich for dinner. It was prepared as always, and cut up into six wedges. In keeping with his wily mood, he looked at the sandwich a few times, but ran away from the dining room table, laughing & being rather defiant. Nothing new for this little guy, but he did something different this time. On a return trip from the kitchen to see if Peter had finally started to eat his dinner, I discovered that his sandwich… and the plate on which it sat were gone. A quick inspection of the dining room & living area uncovered the sandwich and plate… hiding under a blanket on the living room sofa!
Moral: You can lead a horse to water, but he may hide the river in his stable if he’s feeling goofy.