This is merely another observation on another experience. Children should always know what they’re dealing with as a small child.
We can be forgiven for being angry, not knowing what we have, and being asked to do the things it was clear we couldn’t do, particularly if the signs were obvious. Not being able to walk properly let alone wear shoes that don’t support our walking, or given flip-flops to wear on beach holidays, only to walk out of them because we’re constantly struggling to pick our foot up.
Perhaps it’s the ignorance of a parent not wanting to know what we’re dealing with, but still behaving as if we’re a perfectly normal child, without taking anything we’re dealing with into consideration, or walking behind us and telling us to stop dragging our leg, or to pick our foot up and walk heel toe.
When we don’t want to know and deal with something, we will always continue to part deal with something in ignorance, as that something constantly gets brushed under the carpet because we’re not dealing with it.
It’s really not surprising that after all these years, we would still be writing about it, and asking ourselves why.