Video Games or Packing Lunch for Your Kid?

By Bryan Toporek — December 10, 2009 1 min read
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Mrs. Bluebird vents her frustration about parents too busy with video games to focus on their kid’s lunch.

One student, who she nicknamed “Lunch Boy,” walks with her in the front of the line to the cafeteria every day, only he doesn’t buy lunch. It appears that his mom is too busy playing video games to pack a meal or give her kid lunch money.

And the Lunch Boy will make comments about his mom playing video games. "Oh Mom was busy playing World of Warcraft again yesterday," he'll say. "She's too busy playing on the computer to give me lunch money."
I am so sick and tired of this nonsense. It is absolutely ridiculous that this kid is going hungry. If his parents can't afford to feed him, there's a program out there to make sure he's fed. In fact, none of our children in school should be going hungry. So really there's no excuse for the fact that every day this kid is not eating lunch (and goodness knows about breakfast).

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.