Time passes very slowly when one is hungry. A minute seems forever for a young kid. It can be really a test of patience to wait for your food to be served.
A hungry child is an impatient child and a bored child which can be up to mischief if she is not occupied during the wait before the food is served. Luckily she loves talking to us and her siblings and making up her own stories based on snippets from the stories that she has been listening to or show that she has watched on TV. She entertained us for a whole 15 minutes before happily gobbling down her food when it was served.