All of jessa's kids are a little too worried about food for my liking.
Spurgeon was literally hovering over some pan fried fish like it was a brand new toy, he stood there sniffing and SNIFFING the fish as he drooled and exclaimed how yummy it smells and how he can't wait to eat it.
Henry steals and sneaks food all the time, then he finds a corner to hide and eat it, we've seen him sneak chicken tenders and crackers, he dropped a candy in the dirt and dug around until he found it and ate it, one night they were having fried chicken and Henry was given 2 small pieces, he worried the whole time that he might not get more, he kept saying "I want more chickens", we've also seen him gobbling peppers out of Jana's garden like he was starving and even Ben knew it was ridiculous because he told Jessa that they needed to take the kids out and get them some food.
Ivy is much like Henry and seems overly worried and greedy if there's food involved.
I had a friend years ago and her kids remind me of the Seewalds, they came to visit us from out of town and stayed at our home for a few days...the first morning hubby and I made breakfast, I was standing at the stove frying up a big pan of bacon and their kids wouldn't leave me alone, all they kept asking was "is that bacon for us?" so I said it was for everyone and they said "but will we get to have bacon or is it just for the adults? and all the while they were literally surrounding me and their faces were at the same height as the stove top so I told them they needed to go play and we'll call them when it's ready but they wouldn't leave, they just kept obsessing over the bacon, counting the pieces and asking how many pieces they could have.... It was bizarre.
Hubby was outside using the BBQ to cook eggs and pancakes and they did the same thing to him, asking how many eggs and pancakes they were allowed to have... Meanwhile I'm finished with the bacon and started setting the table, I put a pitcher of milk at each end of the table and then they started obsessing over the milk and wanting to know how many glasses of milk they could have....while this was going on our kids were playing and couldn't care less about the breakfast....I thought my goodness these kids must not be getting enough food if they're that obsessed.
Children who grow up in orphanages are often obsessed with food because they never get enough and they're always hungry.