If you give a baby a gingerbread cookie, he will ask for another one.
If you give him another cookie, he will hand it to you and pull you over to the nearest chair to sit and eat it with him.
If you sit next to him and begin to eat your cookie, you will become thirsty and want a cup of tea.
If you get yourself a cup of tea, the baby will see the tea cup and then promptly tell you in sign language he wants a drink. By the time the baby has finished with his drink, your tea will be done, and you will bring it over to the table and dip your cookie into it.
If you dip your cookie into your tea, the baby will want to copy you with his own cookie, and say tea in sign language.
If you let the baby climb on your lap and dip his cookie into your tea, he will then try to take a sip of your tea, but you warn him it is too hot.
If the baby is told the tea is too hot, he will bring you a spoon so that you may give him a small spoonful of tea in the spoon after blowing on it. He will want more and more spoonfuls of tea, until you begin to get frustrated that you can’t even have a cup of tea in peace.
But then the baby will look up at you and give a beautiful smile, and you will melt and let him take as many spoons of tea as he wants.