Several months ago, we started to have Holly eat dinner at the same time as us (she used to eat before us). Often times we'll sit her down to eat right as I'm finishing up making our dinner. She might be eating something different, or maybe I'll give her some milk and crackers while she's waiting. Sometimes she finishes dinner first, sometimes we all finish at the same time. Sometimes she starts farting around and throwing food while we're still eating.
Should I make her sit in her highchair, at the table with us, until we're all finished? If she's throwing food, after I exhaust all redirection attempts, I'll remove her tray. I've been making her wait until we're finished to take her out of her chair (which will just typically be like 5 minutes or so). If her tray isn't there, she wants down immediately. I don't want her to think that if she's ready to get down, all she has to do is throw food. But I don't want to force her to stay seated if that's not helping establish boundaries or anything.