Channeling the spirits of Kauffmans past

There aren’t many comments as likely to draw my dinner table ire than “I want to save room for desert.” There are few times when I feel such a close kinship with my father. (Based on the title, you may think my father is deceased. He’s not, but I figure there’s a better than even chance he got it from his father too.)

I can’t decide if I object to the comment with a pure, honest desire for my kids to eat well… or if I’m a victim of the “if I had to, you do too” phenomenon.

Give the gift of words.