Last night at the dinner table, this compliment was issued - with qualifier - as Thomas asked to be excused.
"Mom, may I be excused? I do not want to eat any more and I don't care if I don't get dessert. I mean, the dinner was good, thank you for fixing it for us, it was really very good but I definitely don't want seconds and I'm finished. But, thanks for trying."
That's high praise from the pickiest kid at the table.