So we were in the car the other day and the radio man was talking about this experiment they did with little kids and marshmallows. In the experiment, kids are put in a room with a marshmallow and told they could either eat the marshmallow right away OR stare at it for awhile and get TWO marshmallows instead.
It went something like this:
I guess the experiment was supposed to test self-control and stuff, and it turned out that that kids who passed the marshmallow test (waited and got two marshmallows) "enjoyed greater success as adults".
This sounded like a super-easy test to pass (and an easy way to score two marshmallows) so I asked my human if she could try the experiment on me. She thought this sounded fun and totally said yes.
So I was all excited to score some easy snacks - except we didn't have any marshmallows in our kitchen. So my human used a pistachio instead. Uhm, if you've never eaten a pistachio, they smell bad and taste worse. I could have stared at that thing all day long and not eaten it, but for what? So I could get an extra one?
No thank you!
Instead, I just posed for today's picture and walked away. Dutch ate the nasty pistachio and I made my human promise to buy marshmallows next time she goes to the store.
Anyone here ever take the marshmallow test? If you haven't, do you think you could pass?