praising your kid for doing something “normal” people do and outright acknowledging it as something abnormal for them (“you finally came out of your cave upstairs!” “you finally put some nice clothes on!”) has a very real chance of making them feel like their normal is below average and looked down upon
tldr don’t say shit like “oh, youre talking to us, this is new”
dear lord jesus yes
Imagine Person A waking up from a terrible nightmare, completely terrified and shaking. Person B assures them it was only a dream before pulling A into their arms, lulling them to sleep. Moments later, A’s alarm clock goes off, waking them up. That’s when A remembers: Person B died years ago.
Your shadow is a confirmation that light has traveled nearly 93 million miles unobstructed, only to be deprived of reaching the ground in the final few feet thanks to you.