30 Redditors Shared The Most Toxic Things Their Parents Have Ever Done to Them

Maybe some people really are not cut to be parents

#3 The accident

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Okay, this one hits home quite hard: when I was 12, my 6 years younger brother and I were playing knights in the garden and throwing spears at a blanket with a cross on it. At one moment I threw my spear, not knowing he stood behind the blanket. The spear went straight into his eye socket. He survived and the rest of the day is a blur. I remember blood everywhere… my parents yelling at me.. then standing at the corner waiting for the ambulance to come while crying for what seemed a million years. everyone ignoring me. Then hospitals. And guilt. soooo much guilt… I was 12.. The nurses giving me the evil eye…

The hardest part was still to come – my brother went blind on one eye but was unhermed otherwise (except perhaps mentally, we never spoke about it) and after about a year he had to go to a doc for prostetic eye. My mum said, “you’re coming with us.”

I remember VERY vividly sitting in the waiting room, hearing him cry “it hurts it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts.” And when they came back after what seemed an eternity, she looked at me dead-eyed and said “now you know what you’ve done”

We never spoke about it. She went alcoholic, I became an alcoholic 10 years later. I get nightmares every few weeks. Nobody knows. I’m 47 now and still struggle.

I forgave her. I never forgave myself. —painful987