Ahhhh, the old brain stirs...we sometimes did upside down dinners, if they did not eat every scrap of desert they got no veges.
We are also far from takeaway so we had "anything" nights where they could get themselves anything at all from the cupboard, fridge or freezer, do it all thenselves and I did not have to cook.
Hahahaha, just remembered. I was visiting De, this year, last year, not sure.
I plonked a bag of her 16yo daughter's favourite lollies in front of her when I walked in about 5pm, said to her to eat them all or she gets no dinner....huge grin from her and De says...kids love it when you are here lmao.