Me: What do you want for sobremesa (dessert)?
Hank: What do we have, please?
Me: Chá e lagartos (tea and caterpillar cookies), um Calippo (popsicle) or pears.
Hank: Um. I want lagartos (caterpillars), but no chá (tea).
Me: Ok. (Leave and return to the dinner table with a plate of cookies and tea for two)
Hank: If you have three cookies and you eat one, then you have two.
Me: Good math!
Hank: (with mouth full) AND if you eat only a bite you have three and a half.
Pai: Close. Lets count. One… Two… and
Hank: A half. Oh.
Me: When you take a bite it is no longer a whole and becomes a half, so two and a half.
Hank: Yes! I understand. (bite) Now I have two cookies. (bite) Now I have one and a half. (bite)
Me: Whoa. Slow down mathematician. Enjoy those cookies.
Pai: Chew slowly. Math will wait.