Sister on Strike
I am on a semi-sister strike. My siblings treat me like nothing: hanger throwing, bad mouthing, foot stomping. The bad thing is that I have not done anything aside from not letting them do 100 percent of what they want to do, even if it is of danger to them!
It is not like I am going to make them do something that could harm them.
For example, Patrick said he did not have homework, so I asked him to go find a book, and then bring it into the game room so I could listen to him and help him. He gave me an angry, pouting face, and then mumbled some rude and hateful comments that I will just … keep to myself.
Anyway, he apparently hates it when I watch him because I make him do his homework when he gets home.
My siblings (Isaac, Patrick, Carrie) arrived home a little over an hour ago. Pat is currently writing his spelling words three times each (he only has 20 words), and then I am going to quiz him on them. That’s another thing he “hates” about me – I never go in order when I quiz them on their words and such. If it’s spelling, why should I go in order? A spelling test determines whether you can spell the word, not if you can memorize the list!
Carrie threw a fit because I would not let her play and such before doing her homework (she has a lot of makeup work since she missed four days last week). Then she pulled the I-don’t-feel-good tantrum and began throwing various objects at me.
I am at a crossroads when it comes to fights and spats like these with my siblings. There are always two main points:
- If I call Mimi and tell her I am having trouble, they win.
- If I try to handle it myself, they tell me they hate me, things I am talking about in this post and much more.
I love them a lot, but it’s getting crazy. I know my mom hates the word “brat” and calling children brats, but that is how they are acting…
Then I’m told that, if I would let them to do whatever they wanted to do, they would love me and be nice to me.
Other reasons they are mad at me:
- I won’t let them eat as many snacks as they want.
- I won’t let them eat every single sweet food in the house.
- I won’t let them go outside/play on the computer/etc. if:
a.) their homework isn’t complete and/or
b.) they do not listen to me.
- I put them in time out (for five minutes) if they don’t listen to me.
Therefore I am going on a semi-sister strike, or something similar to such commitment. (Woo, alliteration!).