That's how they act when asked to eat at the kitchen table.
I kept trying to get them to eat at the table, but they kept getting up and walking around or they wanted to sit in other places like there desk or the living room sofa, etc. But every time they did I ended up with food everywhere, on the walls, floor, etc.
They are not babies ( 13, 8, 6 & 3) and I feel bad making them stay in one spot, but still, I hate the mess.
I got so fusterated I tried to have them eat at the table on the porch so the mess stayed out there. When asked to do so they carry on as if it is severly emotionally traumatizing to them. They cry, carry on, plead and beg not to eat out there. What gives? It's a nice table and it's nice there and they can come in as soon as meal time is over. I'm right there. Why the upset.
I try the kitchen table again. They do the same thing. So now I have food very literally from one end of the house to the other covering the floor.
What do they act so extreme and get so upset about me telling them where to eat? The way they carry on you would swear they were being beat to death. ( and I would never do that)
I'm at a loss. Why are they so upset?
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