1). The Logic: There was only one left. You can’t split a cupcake five ways. Problem solved.

2). The Illogic: The kids didn’t finish their milk. I didn’t want to throw it out, and I wasn’t in the mood for milk. Problem solved.

3). The Stretch: The counters were too cluttered. Problem solved.

4). The Metabolic: Hey, I ran 16 miles yesterday. I need the calories. Problem solved.

5). The Scientific: It’s been proven that I require more chocolate on Mondays than all other days of the week combined. Problem solved.