Dear Carolyn: I am in an OOD (Obsessive Organic Disagreement) with my daughter-in-law and her husband my son. Three families are coming to my house for the holiday. The OOD couple decided not to join us if everyone didnt contribute dishes made from foods labeled organic.
The OOD couple have three preschool children. They buy only organic foods, and dine at cafes of all-organic grocery stores. Otherwise, they bring organic food and beverages for the children. Letting them bring their own organic-labeled foods for holidays hasnt worked well. My daughter-in-law brought so many vegetables for a cookout that she monopolized the entire grill cooking them. They proceeded to eat dinner as we had just gained access to the grill.
I was brought up that if someone invited you for dinner, you ate what you liked of what was served. You didnt order the hostess to prepare foods specific to your family nor did you bring your own dinner to the dinner.
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