Sans is actually an excellent babysitter. He gets nervous around babies he doesn’t know, anyway, because babies cry a lot and are hella fragile and he’s scared of dropping them or something. But once he gets to know them, he’s real good at it.
However, Flowey isn’t exactly a cute baby, so because of that and other minor reasons, he’s just choosing to be a little shit towards him.
Okay but David would probably start buying Max things he knows Max likes, especially after seeing what Max’s parents get him. David wants to let Max know he cares about the kids interests, be it whatever, no matter how silly or strange it might be.
Imagine David buying Max comic books of Max’s favorite super hero or something cause he know’s that’s what Max likes, and holy hell, “the kid deserves more than just a hoodie!” David has probably said on more than one occasion.
Your "baby is a Clark" theory doesn't take into account how twisted that would make Tammi. She often likes posts about Louis & Freddie. If the child is actually her husband's, doesn't that make her certifiably insane? I get playing along for money- but a sane person would just do the bare minimum and keep her SM as clean as possible. To have a disturbed person on board is not only going too far, but it's a liability. They wouldn't risk it. I just think it's too crazy for it all to be fake.
Did you ever saw Tammi? She’d cut her arm off for 5 minutes of fame lol pretending a child from her husband’s family (or even her own child if you believe that theory) is exactly what she’d do if that meant to get some attention out of it
cyborg volunteering to help the disabled youth and other disabled poc in his community, bonding and taking pictures with little black boys and girls, doing his hardest to reconnect with a community he was alienated from, working part-time at domestic violence/abuse shelters for women, and even working to protect innocent black boys from stop and frisk and brutality.
alec being a supportive big bro in 2x11 makes me emotional. he does it so naturally with taking care of izzy and comforting jace. why do i get the impression he took over those roles for maryse and robert?
Oh man, I definitely think Alec grew up being the primary caregiver for his siblings. Maryse and Robert may be the actual parents, but Alec did the real parenting.
And while we know Maryse and Robert are strict at best and fucking awful at worst, I honestly doubt that their style of parenting is unusual in nephilim society. After all, none of the Lightwood kids seem particularly surprised by the lack of affection from their parents. They may be disappointed or upset about it, but it doesn’t really seem like they realistically expect it to be any different. I get the feeling that shadowhunter parents in general are more like bosses than anything else. They don’t seem to consider affection or support as a parental responsibility. They just need to raise good, strong shadowhunters.
And in addition to that, there’s the societal expectation for shadowhunters to get married and have multiple children so they can do their duty and contribute to strengthening the shadowhunter force. So with more business-like parents, and a tendency for multiple children, I think it’s common for older nephilim children to have a larger-than-average role in helping with their younger siblings. I think with Maryse and Robert both heavily involved in their duties as shadowhunters (particularly since they’ve had to work their asses off to restore their name after the Circle), Alec was expected to take care of Izzy as soon as he was old enough to do so - maybe even a few years before he could realistically do so. More than just ‘Alec tries to take care of his siblings because Robert and Maryse aren’t affectionate’, I think Alec was the one actually raising them.