17. This chilling conversation with my then 4.5 year old daughter…
“Mommy, do you love me?”
“Of course, my darling! I love you forever and always, no matter what!”
“Even after I kill _(little brother’s name)?”
Sweet as pie smile on her face and serious look in her eye… At the time she had recently learned to tie knots and I’d already had to take her jump ropes away as I’d found her with one tied around little brother’s neck pretending he was her horsie!
18. Not the parent, but my mom told me that when she was pregnant with me, my half-brother tried to convince her to swallow a steak knife so that it would cut me up and she would have an abortion. Then when I was I think seven, he turned on the shower, put on a movie for me and my sister, and snuck out while he was supposed to be babysitting to go pick up his girlfriend in my dad’s car, which he then wrecked. In his adult years, he’s beaten a jack russell terrier puppy to death and at one point tried to commit suicide by downing a bottle of melatonin.
There’s more, but I don’t think anyone will believe me as it is.