Continuing the discussion from Now I’m really confused:
Due to family history, I have a deep thing about kidnappers. My kid sis who is the youngest and the only girl in the family, and the most outgoing is just exactly what a kidnapper would have his eye out for. Plus I ended up with a very deep delusion concerning her when I was 11 and she was born.
I have spent most of my life training my younger siblings, especially my kid sis how to stay safe from the kidnappers who I was sure was always following us, watching us, plotting and planning for the one tiny moment when I might let my guard down.
My doc would say that kidnappers aren’t after us. But he couldn’t deny that kidnappers DO exist in the world. There are kidnappers. Kidnapping does happen. That’s probably why my delusion is so hard to shake, you can’t deny the existence of kidnappers.
I don’t know how it was in the rest of the country, but in my state pictures of kidnapped children used to be printed on milk cartons. So I would collect them and keep my eye out. I would just buy them from the store and make my kid sis read them all so she would know that kidnappers are everywhere.
I had her convinced that every human on the face of the earth, teachers, swim coaches, school bus driver… even some of our own family were all kidnappers.
I never wanted my sis to end up on a milk carton.