The Not-So-Jolly Holiday

Ah, yes. The second day and I’m ready for home.

My fourteen-year-old brother just got caught sneaking out. Not physically, but my stepfather just discovered his absence. He’s not supposed to leave the house.

I hope he gets home safe and doesn’t get killed when he does.

I wish I knew what was going to happen.

I wish my family weren’t so screwed up.

I’m tired of worrying about everybody.

Update: He’s home safe, for now.


16 Comments on “The Not-So-Jolly Holiday”

  1. Tigger says:

    *hugs* I’m sorry there’s drama there. I was hoping it would be a relatively worry-free couple of days for you!

  2. Gee says:

    I am thinking good thoughts for you. It sucks that being empathetic like you are, and worrying about everyone doesn’t have good rewards. Because it should.

  3. amanda says:

    I’m sorry you have to deal with family drama on your trip! I too have a much younger brother (11 years younger) who is struggling. I wanted to be the person he could look up to as his parents (my father and step-mother) are both alcoholics and horrible role models. When he got in trouble for dealing drugs in Gr. 8, I knew something was up. I moved back across the country to help him … but I couldn’t break through. I didn’t know how to help him. I struggle everyday with this. Knowing he’ll likely drop out of high school and that he is probably experimenting if not doing some pretty scarey drugs makes me sick. I know your pain!! I hope, for your sake, everything works out and you can have a happy holiday!

    • aprilvak says:

      That story is so close to mine, Amanda. I’m sorry you have to deal with the same kind of thing. I hope things settle down for us a little now, at least for a few days.

  4. Belle says:

    Oh sweetie, I am so sorry for the family drama. When my family is “acting out” and leaving me stressed and upset I try to focus on how I will choose to build a better, more stable environment for my children. I take their crazy as my lesson and it helps me through. Maybe it can help you too? Sending you good thoughts this holiday.

  5. Tricia says:

    I’m sorry! I obviously don’t know the whole situation but I do know that 14 year olds are jerks and do horribly jerk-y things. I hope your time there gets better and that you can enjoy the rest of your holiday.

  6. Rachel @ Eggs In A Row says:

    Oh, lord. Next year, let’s all do the holidays together. Seriously.

    xoxo

  7. =( I hope things got better!

  8. Emily says:

    I am so glad you were feeling better, but so sorry about all the drama. I hope it calmed down so you could have a good time. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


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