I was a helper at ds's school today. He is in kindergarten.
At morning tea one of the girls (who is in a family of 8 siblings) only had 5 rice crackers to eat. She was starving. She asked me for more food but I didn't have any. Then she asked me for money but I didn't know what to do. She asked the teachers aid for money and then started to pinch some of the other kids's food when they weren't watching.
It was heartbreaking.
I don't know her mum well enough to suggest giving her more food, but what would you do?
I was thinking about leaving an apple in her pigeon hole tomorrow as I'm thinking that with 8 kids perhaps money's a bit tight.
I don't think they're super struggling financially and it isn't a public school so I know they have *some*
Money otherwise they'd be in public school (please don't take offence to that I don't mean it in a nasty way, I hope you understand what I mean by that comment.
I know it could have been a one off where food was left at home but I don't think it was, just coz of seeing her other kid at playgroup and the snacks that he brings.
I guess this is just as much of a vent as well, I just feel really sad that whilst everyone was still munching he was just finished and looking so sad.