"Which cereal? Square (mini wheats) or round (Cheerios)?"
"Ok. Let's get you a clean bowl." I reach for his bowl and it has 10 or so mini wheats in it: dry. The bag of mini wheats is on the table, and I know I left it on the counter.
"Mom, I want milk on it."
Really, he just needed help with the milk part. Resourceful? Ignored? You decide.