7. The kid cut herself on glass and was covered in blood
When I was 13, I had a summer job babysitting 3 siblings; a 5-year-old girl, a 2-year-old boy, and a baby boy just a few months old. One day, the 5-year-old really wanted to ride her bike, so I let her zip around the driveway for awhile. When she was done, I told her to make sure she put her bike away in the garage while I took the boys inside.
A few minutes later I heard some crying coming from downstairs and didn’t think much of it, thinking she’d closed the garage door and maybe it was dark and she was afraid. When she didn’t come upstairs, I went down to see what was wrong. Turns out she couldn’t reach the switch to close the garage door. She stood on one of her brother’s ride-on car toys, which rolled out from under her, and she fell and cut her leg on a pane of glass that was nearby. Blood, oh so much blood.
She got some stitches and her leg was put in a massive bandage for awhile. The parents didn’t blame me, but to this day I’ve felt bad about what happened.
8. An old man hacked the baby monitor
Someone hacked the video baby monitor while I was nannying once.
I put the kid down for a nap and went down to make myself lunch, with the monitor set up on the kitchen counter. I heard some small noises from it, but assumed it was him moving around in his sleep. Then the guy hacking into it started singing Rockabye Baby in this creepy childlike voice. I ran up to the kids room thinking someone had broken in and freaked the fuck out. Took me about ten minutes to realize it was coming from the monitor (guy kept singing as I was panicking, the asshole) and I unplugged that shit.
The parents FLIPPED when I told them and got the cops involved. A few days later they found out it was the neighbor, some 30something dude living in his parents basement.