My sweet not-so-little man, Jelly, and I were having a talk while making lunch....heh heh, ironically he was making PB&J sammies, and I chased off Sunshine my food obsessed little man. Jelly and I began discussing the "why's" of Sunshine's obsession and I mentioned some children from Foster Care and orphanages will hoard food under their pillows when they aren't sure when they will get fed again.
Jelly got so quiet.
"We use to do that"
"We would take cheese and bread and make sandwiches. When *she* found it we'd get belted. We did what we had to do."
Oh, this just breaks my heart to hear. Here in the U.S. this junk goes on. It shouldn't happen anywhere, ever.
They weren't worried about stealing candy, chips or junk food. It was a very basic need to eat and they hid very basic ingredients, bread and cheese for sandwiches. They did this as often as they could so they could eat.
Look at these sweet little faces!
|~Jelly man...age 7~|
|~My Sunshine...age 6~|
Good thing they eat well!