Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by arabookworm, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. arabookworm

    arabookworm Songster

    Oct 27, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    for some reason im just incredibly depressed today. all day yesterday my older brother was out with friends, and my little brother and sister went on a playdate, and my parents were out of town so i was stuck at home doing nothing for most of the day, and now today my brother is out again, my sister is at a friend's house again, and im stuck at home again with nothing to do. i feel like im the only one in the family with no friends, who never has plans, and even when i do, they have the least priority. like today i was actually supposed to meet up with a friend, but couldn't because i had to stay home with my little brother. but of course everyone else can go out with friends, its me who is stuck babysitting. and when my parents get home, guess who will be blamed for any dirty dishes? or laundry that needs done? or messes that need to be cleaned? because that is all i am expected to do, right? sit at home, babysit, cook, and clean while everyone else travels or goes out with friends, or does some thing else fun. spring break is almost over and i have done nothing fun. i've just sat at home and babysat basically.

    sorry i sounded so whiney, i just needed to vent
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Sounds like it's time to have an honest discussion with your parents about needing some "me" time.
  3. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

  4. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
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  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
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  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
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    Start making plans and putting them on the family calendar. Let your parents know ahead of time (days ahead) what you're wanting to do; advance notice is one way adults let each other know what's going on in their social lives (it will remind them that you are mature and responsible). Figure out transportation and whatnot so that it's a known fact that you will be spending time with your friends (with your parents' permission, of course).
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