Your child comes to you and says, "Mom, I'm hungry." Let's say they're under 10, not capable of feeding themselves yet. What do you do/say?
I'll add more once I get some replies.
ETA: I have no problem with our kids (4 and 7) coming and saying this. I get up and fix them something if it's an appropriate time. Or tell them to wait for a bit for the next meal.
DH, however, says it's rude for them to come to us and say this. That they should come and ask us, "Can you fix me something to eat please?"
This led to me asking why we should do it his way when I believe I'm right just like he believes he's right. He replied he should have a say in something because I'm the only one who makes ANY decisions involving the kids. I think he's PMSing with me.
But if my kids are hungry they ask "can I have a snack" and 9 times out of 10 I'll say yes. They are old enough to know what a snack means. But, my 3 yo just helps himself to grapes or an apple if he's hungry.
Well generally when my kids are hungry, I give then food. I thought that's what everyone does.
my eight year old will get herself something and my five year old will grab an apple or whatnot if it is close to lunch or dinner