Kid’s ‘struggle meal’ is deeply unsettling, yet relatable

If you’ve ever been pressed to create a meal out of the mismatched food items left in your pantry, you understand the gist of a “struggle meal.”

One of my favorite struggle meals is pasta with salad dressing on it. It’s not gourmet, but it gets the job done.

Maybe you haven’t had time to go to the grocery store, or maybe you’re just lazy, but the struggle meal can be a beautiful thing.

Take it from TikTok user aleekipipe, who shared a video as she confronted her brother over his unusual snack.


Mental illness runs in the family

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In the video, she asks him what he’s eating.

“Well, crackers and ketchup, because it just looked good and I was doing this since before the virus,” he said with a smile on his face, clearly a bit embarrassed about the confrontation.

“So you’re eating cookies and ketchup?” the TikToker asked before saying “OK” and quickly walking away.

Commenters found the brief interaction to be extremely relatable —  and a bit repulsive.

“Every part of this exchange shattered my reality,” one user wrote.

“Get lil man some help,” another joked.

“He’s onto something, we just aren’t on his wavelength,” a third wrote

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