That seemed to be working until Maddie decided she wanted the apple all to herself. She proceeded to steal the apple and take it to the other side of the room to munch on, all my herself.
This of course did not go over well with Ruthie, who proceeded to have a complete breakdown over not being able to bite into the apple any more. After we took the apple back from Maddie, she proceeded to have a breakdown that she had to share the apple. So, then came the solution.