Had breakfast with friends here in the neighborhood this morning. We adults ate at the breakfast bar at the counter, the kids ate at the table. Their 14 year old daughter finishes her cereal(ahem, 99.9999% sugar and 0.00001% food coloring) and dumps half a bowl of milk down the sink. Blew my mind. Growing up, that would not have been tolerated by my parents. At all. Throwing away food = throwing away dad's hard work. Dumping half a bowl of milk down the drain could have easily earned the offender a spanking, plus a day of working for mom and dad to earn that money back. If they served us too much food, that was one thing. If, like my neighbor's daughter, we served ourselves, by golly we better clean every last bite on that plate. I'm a bit more lax. I don't have kids. If I don't like something I am likely to throw it away, because life is short and it is MY hard work I am throwing away. I grew up in a different world than today's kids.