Throughout his struggle, David did many things to try and help his survival on a day to day basis. In David's worst of times he would pass the time by fantasizing to help ease his mind and or to block out whatever horrific game his mother wanted to play. " I fantasized i was a prince or a comic book hero", David often would imagine. When David's hunger pains became more than he could bare he resulted to eating "scraps" from the garbage, dog food bowls, and began stealing from grocery stores, school lunches and food from other children's lunch boxes at school. David goes on to say "During the lunch recesses, I stuffed the sandwiches down my throat." David also clung to his father for protection, he believed that his father was his hero, like any small boy; "Father was my only hope, and he did all he could to sneak me scraps of food." In the beginning his father seemed to try and help out but to my surprise David's father's help was short lived, ultimately resulting in more misery from his mother.
David lost all respect for his father after the stabbing incident. David's mother stabbed him a little above his stomach area, supposedly not on purpose. After David was stabbed he was told he had thirty minutes to finish the dishes. While trying to accomplish just that David saw his father in the living room reading the newspaper on the couch as he often did. David thought for sure his father would help him, "I had felt in my heart that he would scoop me up in his arms and take me away. I even imagined him ripping off his shirt to expose his true identity, before flying through the air like Superman." David's father didn't end up helping but instead repeatedly told David to finish his chores before mother caught him and gave the both of them hell.
David had thought things were different on a few occasions. The most significant occasion was after Kevin David's newest brother was born. David's mother began...
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