I am not referring to the homeless, but just to average low income families. I just don't see a reason for children to be chronically dirty. There is this family that I run into fairly frequently. The two little girls are always dirty. Not just dirty from a little playing, the gross kind of dirty. Their hair always looks like it hasn't been washed in weeks and is plastered to their heads with greasiness. It is never combed. Their faces and hands are covered with dirt.
I grew up very poor, but I was never dirty. My face and hands were always kept clean. My hair was always clean and combed.
The parents weren't walking around dirty like that. I think it is sad that their girls are always that way. It takes very little effort to access a sink to wash faces and hands and comb their hair to at least show you care a little bit.
on Sep. 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM