Scene: a little girl kindergarten age is with her sister two years older. They’re both upset. You can hear a man and women fighting and arguing they are hiding in their mothers bedroom trying to pretend nothing is happening.
Mother: come on girls were leaving.
Mother ushers girls outside. She bring the younger girl across a four lane road leaving the older sister at the stairs to the apartment.
Mother: hold your thumb up like this (instructs girl to hitchhike) and come get me when a car stops okay? Can you do that for me sweetie?
Younger girl holding up thumb to hitchhike her sister still across the street standing at the foot of the stairs. Mother goes back inside to continue arguing.
Sister still outside at the foot of the steps: come back! (Large hand gestures)
Younger girl still with thumb out: but mom said..
Sister: no come back!
Unsure the younger hair girl listens to her sister. Looking both way to carefully cross the street. She’s never cross a road so large by herself before. She’s scared. They both are. The sisters stand at the stairs wondering if they should go inside or not. The door to the apartment was left open. Adults are still arguing.
They decide to go in. While standing in the doorway the man comes to them. He kneels down to speak to the girls.
Man: I would never hurt you I just hate your mother.
He leaves. Mother leaves. We’re alone.
#childhoodptsd #ChildhoodAbuse #boarderlinepersonalitydisorder #abandontment