I won’t say it if you won’t


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.

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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