July 13th, 2004

muppet queen

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So my brother is pretty sad lately and is doing the rebellious teenager thing. My parents don't really know how to handle it and my brother is not improving. He doesn't really even eat anymore because he doesn't want to come out of his room. I am very worried about him and I've been trying all summer to get my parents to let him stay here. My parents, however, have not ever been a fan of how independent I've been and don't want that to rub off on my brother. They think the best thing for my brother is to keep him at home and only doing things with the family. I think he's going to go crazy soon.

He did get to stay with me for a week. He was kind of sad for a lot of it though. I'm really worried about him and I want him to be able to stay with me for a long time and meet my friends, especially my guy friends - I think it would be good for him to be exposed to a lot of males other than my father in a sort of role model context.

My aunt says that I shouldn't worry about the rest of my family, that they have to make their own choices and decisions to ruin or better their lives. But I was really lucky to be able to leave when I did, and I had a lot of help. I had the opportunity to make those choices and decisions and maybe he won't, or maybe the opportunities where he can make those choices and decisions will be a lot harder if he is still at home, and I don't want that to happen.