An updated re-blog from last January about kid logic.
Taking the last of anything held special significance. An infraction among kids that deserved special punishment.
“Mom, Billy took the last chocolate chip cookie.” It was even worse, if your sibling cried, and added, “I didn’t even get one cookie.”
“Sherry ate the last of the ice cream and didn’t tell anybody.”
How could the last of something be more important than the first of something? It was a mystery of kid logic–like riding shotgun in the family sedan. Window seats were also held in high esteem.
The proper procedure was to “call it” before anyone else. “I got the window seat.”
“Bobby always gets the window seat. It isn’t fair. I don’t mind taking turns–but Bobby’s a cheater.”
Middle seat losers were subjected to pummeling from both sides, which led to parental intervention.
The worst was rearranged seating, with the complainer stigmatized by being forced to sit up front between both parents.
This could explain kid logic behind putting things away with micro-crumbs left in the package. Being found out was too high a price to pay.