We have a rule here at our house that all food has to be eaten at the table in the kitchen or outside. My kids are the world's messiset eaters on the planet and even at the table it ends up everywhere!
We go over this all the time and everyday they still take their food out of the kitchen. We don't really have a problem at mealtime but more or less just with snacks. They are 6 and 3. Today while I was watering the garden after lunchtime, dd (6), made a bed on my bedroom floor for ds (3) and made him a large snack complete with milk and water and put in on a makeshift tray and was feeding him. Of course much if it was all over the floor. It was a rather sweet game but at the same time I felt really frustrated because just this morning we had gone over where it is ok to eat.
I let them mover the game to the kitchen and had them clean it up. What am I missing here? What kind of a consequence can I impose to stop this behavior?