Last week was my stepdaughters birthday so in keeping with 'tradition' we invited the family (grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc) over for dinner to celebrate. Usually, we ask the birthday girl/boy what they would like to eat beforehand since it is their special day. This time my MIL was there when I asked my SD what she wanted and she said steak, mac 'n cheese, green beans and chocolate cake. My MIL then interrupted and said "well that's very nice, but we have to consider what other people can and can't eat." As it stands, my BIL is on a gluten free diet, SIL can't eat any dairy (which includes eggs, milk, cheese, etc), FIL can't have caffeine or sugar, and my other FIL can't eat spicy foods. Obviously this is way too complicated for a 9 year old to consider, but I ask you, how far are you expected to go to accommodate special dietary needs when inviting people over for birthdays, holidays, etc?
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