18 Fucked Up Babysitting Stories That’ll Make You Think Twice Before Having Kids

Babysitting isn’t as easy as it looks, especially if you’re stuck working with demonic children. Don’t believe it? Here are some of the creepiest babysitting stories from Reddit that’ll make you want to keep your distance from kids.

9. I found the kid’s headless pet gerbil

When I was around 16, I babysat for a family friend while they went to a dinner party. 4 boys, ages 12 to 6 or so. The family were dogsitting a huge Rottweiler, and the youngest boy had a pet gerbil.

An hour or so goes by and I’ve exhausted most of my ideas to keep the boys entertained, so I take them out front to play home run derby. After a few rounds, the oldest hits the ball over the house and into their backyard, so I send him to get it. Minutes pass and he doesn’t return. So I send the second oldest to check on him.

After a few minutes he doesn’t return either. I start to worry, so I take the two youngest with me into the house. As soon as I open the door, I hear screaming and start to freak. I run to the kitchen to find both boys in hysterics, crying on the phone. They’re so worked up I can’t understand what they’re saying. That’s when I notice the screen door to the back yard had been torn open. I walk toward the backyard and that’s when I see it, their headless pet gerbil hanging out of the Rottweilers mouth.

10. The child broke down the bathroom door

When I was young I babysat a few local kids. It was easy way to get cash and I was one of the oldest in the neighborhood. One of the kids had some kind of severe attachment issues. Once when I was using the bathroom he broke the door slamming into it. He wanted to be in the same room I was, no matter what. His mother said that wasn’t the first time that has happened. It was the last time for me though, never babysat that kid again.

11. I saw a figure standing over the crib

I babysit my cousin two kids pretty much every other Friday night so he and his wife can have some time alone and out of the house. Their kids are 2 and 6 months so they have video monitors in each of their rooms and I pretty much watch the monitors and read or watch tv. Roughly a month ago I heard talking coming out of one of the monitors. It was a man’s voice and he kept saying over and over again “its ok, go back to sleep, I’m here” and I could see a figure standing over the crib in the 6 month old’s room. I freaked out thinking someone has broken it (they had a break in around Christmas time and the guy was never caught). I called the police and my cousin and crept upstairs with a knife to protect myself and the babies. No one was upstairs and both kids were sound asleep. Needless to say I was thoroughly freaked out until the police and my cousin came out. it didn’t help that they lived in a older home and everything creaked.


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