Modern Medea

A mother recounts her visions of killing her own children:

My son, who was 6, was sitting in the living room, and I was standing in the doorway. We were laughing and talking about the movie he was watching, when it first happened. I suddenly had an image of stabbing him. It only lasted about a second, but it literally almost knocked me off my feet. … My daughter wanted to try on her glow in the dark pajamas, so we went in her room and turned the lights off. When the lights went off, I had the sudden urge to bash her head into the wall.

via I am a mother who had homicidal impulses towards her children






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