That Elephant in the Room

I just had an “Oh!” moment while chat­ting with waya.

I’m the “flake” in my fam­i­ly of origin—certainly the black sheep. I was “the smart one” in child­hood, but after I went my own way as an adult the fam­i­ly large­ly decid­ed that I’m not very com­pe­tent (well, until they need help with any­thing technical).

I’d nev­er put that togeth­er with the fact that I was the first to say, “You’re an alco­holic” to my father’s face. I kept say­ing it despite get­ting knocked around for it a lot. To the best of my knowl­edge, I’m still the only per­son in the world who will say it to his face.

It’s much safer to con­sid­er me a “flake” than to acknowl­edge the ele­phant in that liv­ing room.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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