By Nathaniel, age 2.5

Bite a French fry.

Burn your mouth. Drop the fry, and flap your hands in the air so Mama will notice your burn.

At Mama’s direction, pick up a fry and blow on it.

Bite it again.  Still too hot.  Drop the fry on your plate.

Oh, look! Ketchup has appeared on your plate!

Dip a fry in ketchup. Three dips. Exactly three dips.

Now put the tip of the fry in your mouth. Lick the ketchup off.

Is the ketchup warm? If not, eat the fry. If it is, the fry is still too hot. Dip it in the ketchup again — one, two, three little dips.