28. The Bonfire
“Once at a Fourth of July party with about 10-12 younger kids the adults went into the barn to get some more ice/alcohol/maybe smoke a joint and left me and a few of my friends to watch the kids. We had a small bonfire going and we were just basically supposed to make sure nobody fell into it. At one point a couple of them were getting too close to the fire so I told them to back up a little bit, and one of the older kids (maybe 7 or 8) just looked at me and said ‘I’m going to kill the littlest one.’
I really didn’t know what to say to that so I just let him be.”
29. He made me fear for my unborn child
“At 18 I babysat a 19 year with a traumatic brain injury and his 10 year old brother. The 19 year old was actually fun to talk to. He was smarter than his family gave him credit for. They had a super fucked up family.
It was the 10 year old who creeped me out though. One day when I was babysitting he was showing me all of his stuffed animals. They had all been stabbed. When I asked him why he had murdered a bunch of puppies and super hero plush dolls he said ‘sometimes I just need to…It makes me feel better.’ Everyone, including his mother told me that I was overreacting but I knew something was wrong with him.
He was diagnosed bipolar after I called the police when he pulled a knife on his mother, held it to her throat until the police took it away from him. I honestly believe if I hadn’t been there he may have killed her. I had to stop babysitting him when I was 7 months pregnant because he did not like the idea of my baby. He made me fear for my unborn child and that was while he was on bipolar meds. I honestly think he may have been schizophrenic.”