I keep going around and around with my kids about this. I was taught it is rude to eat in front of guests. If you don't have enough food to go around then you send the guest home or you don't eat.
My 10yo has her friend over and came into the kitchen (friend in tow) and started to make herself some dinner. I told her she couldn't eat until her friend left. She told me her friend already ate so it was okay and I argued that it was still rude. Of course her friend piped up that she didn't think it was rude to her. Grrr. She's still whining she is hungry but is refusing to tell her friend to leave until after dinner (we're just warming up leftovers so it's not a sit down deal, the kids are just eating when they are hungry). I'm refusing to back down. I don't care how people see it, it's rude to eat in front of someone if you don't have food to offer them. Anyone else agree?
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