At a diner last month, I had a waitress tell me kids should be free to make their own decisions. This was after I shot down my kids order and ordered for him. I asked her if she had any kids ... no. Was she married ... no. I didn't ask her the most important question ... are you paying? Why did I take over the kid's meal? Well, our next stop was several hours off. I did not want the kid eating 3 french fries and going around hungry the rest of the day. So I'm wondering ... how many people out there give their kids free reign to do and say anything they want at school, home, or in public. Am I the only caveman that thinks my roof, my rules? Is it too much to expect parents to parent?