i would have rather done something simpler, like given Max all 3 to begin with. That is the type of choice my mom would have made. She would've made the song & dance too, but it would have been a different song & dance.* The choice, however, would've been all hers.
He gave himself three of each. i made one more comment, something about what Max wants is more important than fair, and dropped the matter.
It was after all dinner time.
(It occurs to me now a better choice would have been to at least offer two hot dogs, not three.
But this segment is called "Parenting Imperfect.")
*Hmmm. Neither my mom nor i had any intention to deceive. It seems i'm using a Britishism here, definition 1 on the 2nd entry.