Jonathan: "Mommy, may I have some cheese? I ask instead of fussing!"
Me: "Jonathan, you did! Good job! Yes, you may have some cheese."
Jonathan: "Mommy, mommy! That’s incredible!" *big smile*
(The background is that we've been working hard on asking nicely the first time instead of fussing first and asking nicely after we've reminded him. Evidently Gabe's discussions with him about this are paying off!)