LPT: If you’re making a joke with a child and the child becomes visibly upset, immediately stop.

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Or you could do what my mom used to do: “stop crying or I’ll hit you”.


Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will leave me with crippling anxiety well into my adult years. Edit: Holy Guacamole, thanks for the silver kind stranger!


and put the fucking camera down


My dad used to make fun on me then scream at me when I cried, saying I “couldn’t take a joke” and to “grow the fuck up you fucking baby” and that he’d “send me to the psych ward because normal kids don’t cry over nothing “