He smiled and all I could think was ‘Oh shit’.
Beating a kid is fast and easy, which is what makes it so terrifying. And no parent ever thinks of him- or herself as a child abuser, no matter how bad the abuse gets. There’s also a strange political bent to all this … a “Don’t tell me how to raise my kids!” attitude, whereby people demand the freedom to punish their kids however they like, but their kids are not allowed any freedom FROM that discipline.
I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore.
Stop romanticizing people who hurt you.
No, no, no. Not now, no.