No food in the living room
Mom’s word is the law. There’s nothing you can do to get past her. Any loopholes you find are quickly covered up with a sandal to the face. But this kid, perhaps too smart for his own good, found a way to avoid punishment while leaving mom and dad thoroughly impressed.
Mom says no food in the living room and no gadgets at the dining table. So, he took his snack to the border between the kitchen and living room, plopped his tablet in the living-room space, and left his bowls on the kitchen ground. Touché, young exploiter of loopholes.