End of the monthMarch 28, 2017
She knew her toddler should eat more than dry cereal every morning, but she could not afford the waste of half a banana, eight sections of orange. She only gave him what he’d gobble.
It was already hard enough at the end of the month, when she sometimes went a few days without eating more than a slice of bread after the money ran out. Now, said Jimmy from down the block, they might lose healthcare, too.
It can’t get worse, right? she thought. Her baby was asleep, but she would stay awake for hours seeking an answer.