You asked for a snack. I gave you two small oranges, and told you I would be right back to help you with them after taking care of a quick chore. A short couple of minutes later I returned.
"What, Mommy?" you asked, uncertain about the expression on my face as I looked down at a pile of orange peels and a slice in each of your little hands.
You didn't need me to peel your oranges. How proud and sad I was!