"A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." - Robert Quillen (1887-1948)
With our mum - "our" equaling seven - the portion mystery concerns roast chicken. We will never know for sure, leastways this side of heaven, if she TRULY preferred the chicken neck to any more, er, typical piece we variously offered (and I am always happy with just more mashed potatoes!).
Cheers to another day remembering the mum's we love, in all their glorious humanity!