We wanted to be cool mums, so tried the ‘messy dinner’ trend – it’s divided opinions, leaving some parents disgusted | The Sun

EVERY parent knows that dinner time can be a drag when you've got young kids.

cooking food that they like is only half the battle, getting them to the table is where the work begins.

These savvy mums decided mix meal time up by hopping on the messy dinner trend.

The fun idea involves ditching plates and bowls altogether and eating off the table together.

One mum-of-three tried it, sharing the video on TikTok of the wooden table covered in cling film with her kids and husband eagerly sat waiting.

The mum then poured the saucy spaghetti straight on to the table so everyone could dig in.

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Although her kids seemed excited by the unusual feast, her husband didn't seem as keen.

She captioned the video: "Not sure we will do it again, but it was fun!"

Although she confessed that it was a "one time thing" with the aim of letting her kids have a giggle as they eat, "they had a blast," she added.

She's not the only parent that gave the messy dinner a whirl, another mum posted a similar video, saying that she "decided to be a fun mum."

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Also opting for spaghetti, she plopped it onto the table straight from the saucepan, much to her husband's dismay.

She said: "Kids loved it, husband was slightly freaked out, and I had significantly less dishes."

Other parents weren't sure what to make of the unusual meal time, pointing out that tin foil would be better to use than plastic.

One user commented: "Your kids will love you but you might get divorced."

Another said: "It gets everywhere anyway, so why not."

While a third quipped: "The whole concept is revolting."

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One user didn't see a problem with the trend: "Everyone is dissing on it but all I see is how happy the kids look.

"It's memories like this they will remember and love, trust me."

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