Wow, that is late.
Every cruise we’ve been on we’ve had late seating and it worked very well except on our last cruise, our first with our son. The early dining time seemed to make us miss all the sail aways as we were getting ready for dinner. It made the days feel so rushed. The annoying thing was that we did the early time for our son but he loved the kids club so much he chose to not eat with us most of the nights and stay in the club so we were stuck eating early!!!
So this time we changed the plan, we booked late seating and on the nights he is joining us, as I said in the OP, I’ll feed him earlier so to stave off grumpy child syndrome 🤣 and give him a bread roll then a desert while we’re eating. I’ll take a colouring book with us or something similar to keep him occupied.
Then I suddenly thought, oh no, will he be allowed on the nights he wants to dine with us!!! Hence the question. 😳