We had a meeting with our caseworker, and I could.not.remember the word “detained.” She kept talking about various scenarios, and would talk about detaining a child, or knowing an infant would be detained at birth. Then, a short minute later I would be talking and forget the word. I sounded like a bumbling idiot.
I ended up telling her that the reason I think I couldn’t remember the word was because I found it harsh. Criminals are detained. Innocent children are not “detained.”
P.S. I’m still working on using “typical” or “common” instead of normal.