Teenager is Shocked When the Kid He is Babysitting Shows Him This. But His Response Saved a Life.

I babysat for a single mom down the road. She was going out with her new BF. Cute great 5 year old boy, though... Teenager is Shocked When the Kid He is Babysitting Shows Him This. But His Response Saved a Life.

I babysat for a single mom down the road.

She was going out with her new BF.

Cute great 5 year old boy, though very timid. I myself was 15 at the time.

Nights going fine, we decide to do some arts and crafts. He gets up and runs over to grab some scissors and runs back. I say:

“Hold up slow down, you shouldn’t run with those it’s bad and dangerous.”

He instantly drops the scissors and starts sobbing, turns around and defeatedly heads towards the kitchen.

I’m completely baffled and follow him to the kitchen. I say I’m confused and what’s going on? He points to a drawer and through sobs over 20 seconds he manages to struggle out:

“It’s sob in sob there.”

It’s a silver wear drawer, but prominent on the top is a large knife which I can see some flecks of blood on. I turn around to him and he’s taken his pants off. On his legs I see countless cuts, some scars looking years old, some only a day or two old.

So I’m a weird mix of confusion, fear, pity, and sadness. He had been cut on as punishment for any little thing he ever did wrong.

I close the drawer and kneel down and tell him I’m so sorry I would never hurt him and to put his pants back on. It takes maybe twenty minutes for me to console him to stop crying and calm down and believe that I’m not going to cut him and this isn’t a test.


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