My suspicion about bagelgate, based on how things seem to operate in Gosselinland, is that Alexis asked for a bagel. No one paid attention to her because other chaos was ensuing. Alexis asked again. No one answered her. She started up her chant, getting louder and louder until she finally had a parent's attention. Said parent sends her to the corner for being loud and repeating a request. The "she'd already eaten" excuse is then voiced later in interview, when there's the realization that they need a reason why Alexis wasn't given a bagel when she first asked. I think this is why we never see a parent answer her. We never see her told "no," told why she can't have a bagel, or be told not to ask again. We just see Alexis doing her chant until it reaches a level that catches parental attention
Excellent assessment. She was totally being ignored during these increasing chants. Even if she KNEW the "Don't ask for anything twice" rule, I don't think you can fault her for thinking she wasn't heard the first several times. IIRC, the first time she was answered was the time she was sent to time out. The "She's already eaten" excuse doesn't fly. We all have hungry and not so hungry days. You don't parade food in front of a child who can't have any, but proceed to give it to their siblings. You are just setting yourself up for fights and sibling rivalry. If, for whatever unknown reason, Kate was so intent and unbending on only having the twins have bagels, then wait until the tups are in for their 3 hour nap, don't stand there in the kitchen buttering them when the tups are looking on. Common Sense 101.