i (20m) just lost all respect for my dad (50 something) last night.
essentially, he went to sleep a little earlier that night, and i stayed up until 1. he has a bad sleeping issue and gets up randomly at night.
at around 12:30ish i got up, used the bathroom, and grabbed some water, and i tried to do it as quietly as possible (which isn’t easy because he sleeps with the door open, and the tiles and doors he installed creak like crazy), but he somehow woke up and blamed me for it.
he couldn’t sleep for another two hours, so around 2:49 he came into my room, blasted some random music, messed with my alarm clock, and turned on my lights.
this all startled me, and when i asked him what was wrong, he started blabbering like a child “you were walking around making footsteps going in and out of the bathroom at exactly 12:47,”
and because i “ruined” his sleep, he wasn’t going to let me sleep all night.
i told him that it was to USE THE BATHROOM and GET WATER because I WAS THIRSTY and he still continued to blabber like a child about how i ruined his sleep.
i got furious because he was refusing to leave my room so i got up and stood in front him, but he registered this as me “staring him down and threatening him” so he socked me right in the jaw (after my wisdom teeth removal btw), knocked me on the ground, beat me and pressed his elbow on my neck.
i’m a really skinny guy (and it’s an insecurity for me), and he was much heavier and bigger than me, so i had to sputter and ask him to calm down.
when he finally got off, he proceeded to put me down about if I was actually strong, i’d be able to get him off of me but i’m weak and underneath him.
he said a bunch of other stuff about me but i don’t want to make this too long. the thing is, i coulda probably beat him, but i chose to step up and be the bigger man and decided not to.
i just retreated to my room, stayed up until 6 am unable to sleep because of all the things that he did and said.
i woke up a few hours with skin peeled off my arm, and pain on my neck and foot. my heads throbbing and i couldn’t go back to sleep because of it all.