SELF-CONTROL: restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions, or desires
Son eats his crust first, and then works his way toward the middle of his sandwich. I didn’t think much of it, but then a parent at his school commented on how unusual that was. So, I asked him why he eats sandwiches that way.
His reply: “That’s so the crust digests first and I don’t have that taste in my mouth at the end. I like to taste the delicious middle last. Also, it’s fun.”
I love his reasoning and I’m impressed by his self-imposed delayed gratification.
He saves the best for last.