Not-rich mother

Dear Queenie,

  I have a school-age daughter and before all this COVID-19 business several of her friends in the neighborhood used to come over to our house to play and they would stay for lunch or dinner and it was starting to get expensive paying for all that food.

  Queenie, what can I do when things get back to normal?—Not-rich mother

Dear Mother,

  When things get back to normal, have a friendly talk with these children’s parents. If they cannot or will not help pay for the food their children consume, send the kids home at mealtime.