Sunday, February 3, 2008

Meal times

I would just like to point out that both of the girls went to birthday parties last night, both from about 5:30 till 9pm. One was for a group grade threes, the other group is in grade six.

Neither of the children were given dinner.

It was fully assumed that they would eat dinner when they got home, like when we have a party in NA that ends at 4:30 or 5pm.

We're not in Kansas anymore Toto.

7 comments:

Lynda said...

I used that exact phrase in a posting this week too - 'we're not in Kansas..." Sometimes it is just perfect. Poor little poppets! no dinner. I was thinking of planning a night out to see the most famous belly dancer in Cairo in the next couple of weeks. But then I found out that she doesn't even go on stage until 2am!!! Might give that one a miss.

Beth said...

I would have assumed they would be fed - but there's a bit of a plus to that tradition. It would have been nice to avoid feeding 10 (or twelve) wild little boys at birthday parties. Just fill them with birthday cake and ice cream and send them home!

Very nice jacket!

oreneta said...

Lynda, that must be why it popped into my head...you've got to go and see the best belly dancer in Cairo one day, just don't plan anything for the next few...no? They're kind of getting used to not eating until the middle of the night, none of us were really very surprised even, which is surprising in itself.

Beth, I tend to schedule parties between meals...snack stuff, cake then the door. I like the 2:30 - 5:00 window myself. I like the jacket too. How are your split fingers?...if you want I could mail you some stuff from here which does work like a miracle.

Bet

elPadawan said...

crazy meal hours are for grownups! I remember, as a kid, I used to have between 5 and seven meal/snacks... That's what keeps you healthy and full of energy :)

sirdar said...

Different cultures...different set of rules. Hope they didn't get to weak from all that partying.

coloursofdawn said...

That is a tough one. Here, I would assume people eat between 6 and 7. We used to eat at 5 when Sirdar would get home at that time, but with travel time to a party, I would assume supper. I too would put a party between assumed meal times for a culture or place if I didn't want to feed the crowd, or if running over a meal, serve hotdogs or chicken nuggets which although aren't healthy, are typical party food and something more than cake or ice cream. At least your kids weren't the worse for wear, and sometimes life goes that way. I hope they had fun.

oreneta said...

Elpadawan, they snack a lot here too, breakfast, a second breakfast (what I would call a big snack), lunch, snack, and then dinner....Still.....

Sirdar, Nah, they were fine, though youngest was a wee bit cranky yesterday...

Dawn, I try to stay away from the pure sugar at parties too...caffine-free and sugar-free coke, sugar-free orange pop, chips and popcorn for snacks, maybe olives too here, then cake that is cake, but what the heck...the aspratame may or may not be good for them, but a pack up sugar high kids screaming through my house isn't good for me....