They are. I get one, dad gets one, child gets one. If mom or dad gets a bigger piece....well...we're bigger!
Sure cuts down on the "BUT YOU GOT A BIGGER PIECE" hollerings that children can have.
But it also means it easy to teach sharing, and being kind to each other.
The chicken above...that's a ME thing. I love chickens. My kitchen is chicken themed...it is SO not my hubby or son's thing. They just don't get it, but.. it makes me smile, so it makes them smile. My son was VERY sad for me this spring when my garden chicken "footpecker" was damaged beyond repair in a fall. MOM! YOU LIKE FOOTPECKER!!!! I know lad, but we'll keep our eyes open for a different chicken...you never know... another Footpecker might show up again. (why footpecker? first time I got the chicken from my mom for a birthday, he fell over and "pecked" my foot.) The lad and I had a lot of fun with the plastic bird.
So threes are good. The lad likes minions, mom likes chickens and dad like working out. It's all good. They are all teachable moments that flow naturally in our family. and I LIKE IT. :)