Was your childhood fucked up like mine?
As brief as possible:
I was molested at two different times by my older siblings, my mother had no concept of how to raise kids and had mental problems. She was incredibly greedy and was always trying to get free money out of people. My estranged father claimed I wasn't his son though I looked like his clone.
I can give unlimited stories about my parents incompetence at parenting but they can be summed up easily... once my father came to visit and my older brother and sister got into a physical fight. Our father thought it was hilarious to see my brother punching her and said "hit her, Brian, hit her!"
My mother was the most selfish person I've ever met. My father showed up twice in my childhood and the second time we met him at a hotel he was staying at. He made a big show in front of the four of us about how he was here to give a gift to all of his kids and wife. He handed my brother a $100 bill and gave my sister the same. He then handed our mother $200 and proclaimed "there. Ive given something to all MY kids", with a loud stressing to the word my. My mother of course then took us shopping and bought me nothing with the money she had gotten. I think that's when I truly began to hate my parents.
Is this normal, or at least common?