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Old 06-25-2019, 01:45 PM
doreen is offline
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Location: Woodhaven,Queens, NY
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We eat at the kitchen table, or less often, in the dining room. Not in the family room, and never upstairs in the bedrooms
I certainly wasn't allowed food in my room at any point growing up. I suppose I could have snuck food up there and then cleaned up really well but it was certainly easier to just eat straight out of the refrigerator

With these two quotes in particular , I can't help but wonder if you are strictly talking about meals. I've certainly known people who restricted small children's eating to the kitchen/dining room, but I can't say I've ever known a family where the older children and adults sat at the kitchen table to eat popcorn. Nor can I really imagine what "clean up really well" means if you're talking about eating a candy bar.