My family seems to think that my husband and I are a bit insane about not wanting to leave the teenaged male at home alone. While I can understand and appreciate their belief that we are "coddling" the boy, we aren't. We're concerned that the freak will do something loopy and either burn the house down or raid our adult movie drawer, again.
Mostly, I remember the things that my brother did between the age of 11 and just last year and cringe at the notion of leaving anything male home alone. My husband has proven his ability to not destroy things over the past 16 years so he's got my trust.
It hit me today when my mom took me to the post office and I kept trying to hurry her (we left the teen playing World of Warcraft) and she got snarky and asked why? The first thing out of my mouth was the time my brother, age 11, was left at home alone for a whopping 8 minutes. Mom had to get me to the gym and dad was on his way home from work - we passed one another so we know the time difference. Even if the old man paused to buy cigarettes he was only 7 miles from the house when we saw him. Upon arriving home, my dad discovered no less than four ambulances and three State Police cruisers. It seems my brainy baby brother got the craving for carrot in his salad. Instead of slicing one or just using the peeler to make shavings, he stuck it in the coffee grinder, over-riding the security feature with a fork and used his hand to press said carrot into the whirling blades. He got cut. He called the neighbor screaming in pain and fear. She had no idea what happened so she called the police and reported screaming and blood and mayhem.
Mom brought me home without further comment.
Context doesn't share her porn. Locked, tied down, and beaten. QWP