PSA: Having kids is weird and sometimes scary
Parenthood (besides, of course, being an amazing NBC family drama) is maybe the scariest thing humans do in life. Don’t get me wrong, I like kids, but becoming a parent is honestly a totally insane thing to sign on for when you think about it.
“I found a person who I like a lot, so we’re gonna make a new person who is half of each of us and hope for the best and also raise it for the rest of our lives and try not to traumatize it.” I know, I know, there’s more to it than that, but that is kind-of the decision that you’re making! It’s absolutely terrifying.
The scariest part, though, is that you can do everything right and it can still go completely wrong. The parents of Reddit have gathered to share the moments in which they realized that, for them, it had.
Sometimes You Can’t Help
A message from my mother who barely knows how to use a computer: “When he started skipping school and not coming home when he was supposed to. Then I found a journal of his where he documented his petty crimes with friends and attempts to break into people’s garages to steal things.”
He’s nearly 33 now and he’s been a pathological liar basically since he was old enough to hold a conversation with. He’s also an alcoholic with 5 DUI charges in the span of 3 years and hasn’t had a driver’s license for 8 years. He’s been homeless multiple times, and jumps from relationship to relationship so he can have a place to live and be supported by someone else. (LandShark93)
Savage 4-Year-Old Burn
My four year old told me he loved me not talking the other day.(UggaBuggz)
The Bad Seed
About 2 months ago? I’m pretty sure my kid is a sociopath at least and she is only 4.
She does things that are intentionally mean and hurtful both physically and emotionally. She abuses our animals, she intentionally hurts us and others under the disguise of giving hugs. She has dug her fingers into the necks of our family including her older sibling. These aren’t things done when she’s mad and she laughs when she does it. I suspect she may also do these things to children at school, she manipulates them sometimes to get them in trouble. She gets in trouble a lot at school as well for disobedience and the like.
We took her for a psychological evaluation and they wanted to do a whole work up, mentioned autism but I don’t think that’s it, or not all of it. She honestly scares me at times and I won’t leave her alone with other children or our animals, even to use the restroom. (throwaway23094209432)