Out of the blue the ten year old says to me; "We aren't allowed to ask for food."
The eight year old says; "Ya ... even if we're starving. We were told not to ask.
Me; "Did you eat breakfast this morning?"
Eight year old; "Yes, but I'm still starving."
Me; "Oh, that's too bad." (I know, horrible of me to leave them hanging, but it was just too funny! I had to know where they would take this.)
A few minutes later...
Ten year old; "If you offer food to us we're allowed to eat it. We just can't ask."
:) I love the creativity in not actually disobeying in asking for food! Because, technically, they never did ask.