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To not take them out for any more meals?

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SplishSplashSplat Mon 12-Feb-18 13:32:35

Last night we ordered pizzas for the kids. I didn't order from the older two kids favourite place because they take ages to deliver and it was late. But I said I was sure we could order from there at some other point in the half term. DSS and DSD decided they hated the pizza, ate one slice each and binned the rest. DH hasn't gotten a pizza himself as we are trying to save money and said he'd have left overs that were in the fridge and nick a slice or two if they were going spare. DH ran out to get something from the corner shop when the pizza binning happened. I was upstairs putting the littlest to bed. When I came down they were both happily munching through the snacks I'd bought for the week. Both stepkids have form for not being happy and throwing a massive strop if things don't go their way. AIBU to say we aren't getting any more takeaways etc over this half term because of their behaviour? I'm so fed up of them binning food.

Fireinthegrate Mon 12-Feb-18 13:37:12

You are definitely NOT being unreasonable. What a pair of brats your atep children are.
If they didn't want the pizza they should have left it in the box and then your husband could have had it.
If they were my kids there would definitely not be any more takeaways or eating out this half term.

backinaminute Mon 12-Feb-18 13:43:46

YANBU - I would have been furious about that. I probably wouldn't buy any more good snacks either. How ungrateful!

Shiftymake Mon 12-Feb-18 13:52:05

As a step mum and mother I would make it clear that such behavior is out of line, taken the snacks away and told them that bad behavior doesn't get rewarded so no take-away or treats for the half term unless they improve their manners.

TheFishInThePot Mon 12-Feb-18 13:58:52

That would not be unreasonable at all.
They need to think more don't they.

Thesmallthings Mon 12-Feb-18 14:01:09

I don't get why they would throw it away?

That is pretty selfish behaviour that takes effort to do. I wouldn't care that they didn't eat it. But the purposely throwing away so no one else could have it I would be ashamed off.

makeitso Mon 12-Feb-18 14:01:58

YANBU I would be livid if it was binned when presumably there wasn't anything wrong with it.

Thistlebelle Mon 12-Feb-18 14:02:29

No more takeaways.

Ellendegeneres Mon 12-Feb-18 14:03:18

This is the kind of shit my ds pulls. But he’s 5.
‘I don’t want it so nobody else is allowed it’ it’s bull crap and I don’t tolerate it, nor would I take it from someone else’s kids/ my dps kids

PlanNumber Mon 12-Feb-18 14:04:01

They threw it away knowing the their father was going to have the left overs and then he went to the shop? At the very least he shoudl have made them go.

Do they live with you? Does he do any disciplining? They sound like unhappy kids who need proper parenting to me.

floriad Mon 12-Feb-18 14:06:23

No more takeways.

Idk, would it be unreasonable to lock up the snacks? And just offer fruit and bread for "regular" snacks?

idk, I just can't stand peole wasting food.

however, these are your stepchildren. I suspect that your DH (their father?) needs to be the one to actually enforce this.

GreenFingersWouldBeHandy Mon 12-Feb-18 14:06:32

How old are they? Did they understand that their Dad was supposed to have the leftovers?

If you're having to do that anyway due to finances, would suggest no more takeaways anyway, let alone bratty behaviour. Save your money!

PinkHeart5914 Mon 12-Feb-18 14:09:03

What ungrateful little sods just throwing it in the bin!

No they’ve be getting no more takeaways, they want pizza the ungrateful pair can make do with a supermarket one

Chugalug Mon 12-Feb-18 14:09:43

They knew what they were doing..nasty behaviour

Sophisticatedsarcasm Mon 12-Feb-18 14:10:59

YANBU in my opinion they acted selfishly. If you don’t like it then fair enough don’t eat your share not bin the whole thing. Luckily my kids are pretty laid back. We usually d3cide all together what we are getting and hardly any rows. If one is unhappy at first they usually calm down by the time the meal comes everything is pretty normal but neither have thrown all food away.

Blankuser1992 Mon 12-Feb-18 14:11:41

I’d advise that they will be helping to cook every bloody meal from scratch.

No more takeaways and they arnt to leave table until they finish everything.

Little shits

CatherineUC Mon 12-Feb-18 14:16:24

YANBU. Get the snacks out of their reach too!

Hillarious Mon 12-Feb-18 14:17:40

We ordered take away pizzas once. They were so disappointing. Luke warm and expensive. I'd much rather buy from the supermarket and cook in my own oven.

And yes, the kids' behaviour is poor, verging on brattish.

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Feb-18 14:19:24

It would be coming out of their pocket money, if that did that in my house.

SweetMoon Mon 12-Feb-18 14:22:13

YANBU put your foot down on this one. Ungrateful kids. If mine did this I'd be livid and would also be stating no more takeaways! If time was short, it would be beans on toast instead!

Married3Children Mon 12-Feb-18 14:32:30

I would also say no more snacks if they have eaten all the snacks you bought for the week.

What is your DH saying about it? HE needs to be the one to lay the law here first (supporting you in the way the whole thing is being dealt with)

billybagpuss Mon 12-Feb-18 14:35:04

what did your DH say when he got back?

HotelEuphoria Mon 12-Feb-18 14:38:37

I don't get the throwing it away. Not just on this occasion but on any occasion. If you don't like something in our house you usually offer it to everyone else as someone else may want it either now or tomorrow.

LagunaBubbles Mon 12-Feb-18 14:39:14

How did your DH deal with this?

AnneLovesGilbert Mon 12-Feb-18 14:42:01

Horrible behaviour. Do you think it was because you hadn’t ordered from the place they wanted so they just pissed on the whole thing? I’d be appalled. No more snacks. Get DH to have a proper word if he hasn’t already and tell them to cut this shit out.

What were you going to eat if DH was going to have leftovers?

If they’re going to behave like spoiled brats they can learn about consequences. This week seems like an ideal opportunity.

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