My son has lots of teen friends 16-19 come over our house. They pig out. We really don't care, if they do not have anything to eat, but they have food stamps while we actually have to pay with cash. We only have about $200-$300 we spend on food for a family of 4. While these kids family gets $400-$600 for just as many ppl. My hubby finally got mad and told the kids to go home to eat. What would you do?
(Not bashing food stamp ppl. We have been on them ourselves)
Asked by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on Dec. 27, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by truealaskanmom at 7:36 PM on Dec. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Dec. 27, 2009
Well, as a parent of a teenager, I just expect that their friends will eat a lot. I don't really know, nor do I care how their families pay for their food. And I don't get how you know just how much these families get in FS. Did the parents tell you how much, or are you just assuming. If you are just assuming, then you may be incorrect. Not all families get the full benefit available as far as food assistance.
If it bothers you that much, then don't let the friends come over any more.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on Dec. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Dec. 27, 2009
Your husband has anger issues with TEENS who's PARENT(s) are on FOODSTAMPS??
Why treat THEM different than ALL THE OTHER TEENS that do the same??
The fact that they get food stamps has WHAT to do with them "pigging out" at YOUR house??
I don't allow the kids in my neighborhood to pig out at my home. I MAY give them a snack or a drink, but only what I OFFER them...and I have NEVER asked which ones are the haves or have nots
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:46 PM on Dec. 27, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 7:47 PM on Dec. 27, 2009
You and your hubby should be THNAKFUL that you can afford to BUY your own food instead of taking resentment out on these KIDS
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:48 PM on Dec. 27, 2009
Answer by onthegoturbo at 8:00 PM on Dec. 27, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:00 PM on Dec. 27, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:03 PM on Dec. 27, 2009