1 hour ago, Palimpsest said:
The last thing this family needs right now is donations of "clothes, canned goods and toiletries." If any of them had watched Andrea's channel they would know that there is literally nowhere to store those things in that tiny hoarded up house. And I am not being mean. It is tiny. And it is hoarded up up to the rafters with stuff and children, albeit in an "organised" way.
Yeah, that's just crazy talk. They lost their mom, not their house. They already had clothes, and this hasn't changed that. I'm sure whoever asked means well, but it's going to create an unnecessary burden for the family.
The sad thing that I was thinking about, is that for a long time they will probably be eating things that Andrea made and froze, and using items (laundry pods and the like) that she made with her own hands. When they get to the bottom of that supply, it's probably going to be crushing. Or an odd mix- crushing to have it, and crushing to run out of it.
It's not like she was sick for a long time, and had relinquished control of the home- she was keeping house as recently as last week, from the sounds of things. She is still everywhere they turn, and that has to be something else... I can't imagine.
I have no shortage of sympathy for those children. Not many things sadder, than a group of little ones losing a parent. I'm glad Tom's planning to spend some time off work to be with them and figure things out. It's hard to think of a workable solution for many of the problems they now face.