I won’t say it if you won’t

Detain.

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.

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About EratMama

30 something midwestern gal, married to another 30 something midwestern gal, conquering depression, rockin' foster parent.
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One Response to I won’t say it if you won’t

  1. meridith says:

    I’d never thought of using typical or common before until I heard you say it. But thank you. It’s just the same sort of thing I’d like to adopt over here.

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