Do your kids come home from school hungry?

@cream97 (29180)
United States
November 14, 2009 9:57am CST
When I was younger and in school. I would be very hungry when I would come from school. You better have something cooked or I will tear the kitchen apart! Seriously, they don't give us enough of time to eat at lunch. When it was time for our lunch period to eat, we would have to walk. And it was a long walk, so by the time that we got to the cafeteria, the lines were very long. To wait on our food would take an extra 10 minutes. So, that takes away some of our eating time. I hated this so much!!!! I would bring cookies, cinnamon rolls back home with me after lunch. I would even ask my friend if she wanted a particular food off of her tray. If she did not want it, I would take it home with me. When I got home I was starving!!!! Most of the times, there would not be any food cooked at home. This made it even worst for me. Now my son comes home from school everyday hungry. I try not to get frustrated with him. I know how it is. I was the same way coming from school everyday. It is like I did not get enough to eat nor did I have the time to eat. I hate 30 minute lunch breaks! Can I get an Amen on that???
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@jugsjugs (13038)
14 Nov 09
All of my children have school dinners and they all come home hungry.There is never aday that they come home and are not hungry.I also cook them a cooked meal at night as well as well as they seem to eat again before they go to bed.I think all children are like this.
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Yes pretty much. Kids these days are just not getting enough to eat or they just don't eat as much at lunch.
@Hatley (107929)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Nov 09
hi cream oh how I remember being so hungry when I got home from school, and my mom always had some sort of snack for me so I could get over the hunger pangs. we had probably more time than the kids have today as we were in a small town s chool and had at least forty minutes for our lunches but little kids burn up a lot of calories playing at recess, so no wonder they are hungry when they get home from school. my mom was pretty smart that way. Now when you are an adult you still get shafted cause most places give you just thirty minutes for lunch. no wonder I have learned to eat lunch in ten minutes so we had time to chat while we ate our lunches in the staff room.if you brought anything that had to be warmed up that took time too with every other person standing in line at the microwave oven.
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Hatley, you couldn't have said it no better. When the kids play so wild all of their energy gets burned up. And that makes them so hungry. I would tell my son to stop playing so wild because of him burning his energy up.. And even on jobs there is still not enough time to eat lunch. They only give you 30 minutes to an hour, depending on what kind of job that you have. If you have a job that requires you to take off your smock and uniform, then they should give you more time to eat lunch. 45 MINUTES would be more of a reasonable time to give their employees.
@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
17 Nov 09
I do now that I'm grown and trying to take a 30 minute lunch break when I was working in an office. I don't remember having this much trouble during the time I was in school. The elementary school classes were dismissed one classroom at a time. So that by the time one was almost finished getting their lunch, another would be coming in. Once we got to Junior High and High School, they had 3 lines for us to go through, so it was very quick
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@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
15 Nov 09
I always make sure that i packed a snacks for my son every time he goes to school, his school only takes three hours, so he would never get hungry after schooling.
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