My childhood thoughts on how things happened are never far away. Although any disability being overlooked would have been bad enough as a child, it felt worse knowing that my disability was emotionally ignored.
There is a difference between something being overlooked and something being ignored, particularly if the something being ignored has emotional repercussions for that child.
Something overlooked is something we fail to think about, when in other circumstances that something wouldn’t have been overlooked. Something ignored is something we know about and yet we simply choose to ignore it, because it suits us.
Often something overlooked can be forgiven, but something ignored will always be that more difficult to forgive. I’m still staggered this was my life.