Thursday, April 19, 2007

Locked Up In My Own Home


How many 19 year olds do you know that cannot do anything? Someone at this age should have some type of job experience, know how to take care of themselves, be independent. I have one person in mind when I think of these questions. Who else but the one and only Melinda!!!!!


My parents are strict and they don’t give me the freedom that most teenagers my age have. A typical weekend for me is staying home, watching television, babysitting both my little brothers, checking emails, and talking on the phone with my boyfriend. I am not allowed to go out unless I ask for permission. My seventeen year old brother gets more freedom then I do. When I get to hang out with my friends, I am stuck with my ten year old brother. So I am stuck babysitting while I am hanging out with my friends.


As the years past, I just feel more trapped in my house. I’m not allowed to work, not allowed to have any freedom what so ever. I feel like Rupanzel, stuck in this tower with no way out. Except I’m not waiting for prince charming to save me. I WANT OUT!!!!!!!!! I want to find my own way out, my own escape route. I’m scared to move on to the real world, but my parents are pushing me so far off the edge that I can already begin to fly off into a deep dark ibises. My little brother doesn’t listen to them and they just complain. If I were to act like him they would tie my chains tighter for be disobedient. I’m a prisoner in my own home. The more I stay there, the deeper I fall in my own sad little world.

7 comments:

Tabby said...

I know how you feel, by always having to ask to out somewhere. Although me parents are getting better with allowing me to do whatever I want, it is still hard on them to realize that I am growing up. Just keep your head up and sooner then later they will realize they are holding you back and let u go.

jessica myers said...

Girl, I know how you feel. I mean my parents aren't that strict, but my mom did raise me with some sort of a strict hand. My advice is, even though it sucks to be locked up and not allowed to do anything, you learn to appreciate more things in life. Your parents may be strick with certain things, they are only trying to look out for you. I promise, once you go away for school or get to the main campus, you'll get your freedom and independence. It will be a great thing to embrace, plus you'll enjoy it a little more than the average person because you haven't had that opportunity. Stay focused on school, and that way you have at least one out that they can't control! Stay strong dear, trust me the fun times will come! :)

Tiffany Davis said...

I am right there with you! I am always stuck watching my little brother. I even try to beg my mom to let him stay home by himself because we argue all the time over the stupidest things. But that bad thing about it is that my friends love him so they always want to have him around because they think he's funny. But now my mom is starting to realize that I'm not doing that anymore because I hardly ever come home on the weekends so she has no choice. It will get better though, you just have to make his live miserable so he doesn't want you to watch him. Just kidding, but it just might work. :)

Derek John Boczkowski said...

NYP--

Good pic and post (although you need paragraphs; this is a tad hard to read), but your link is missing. Also, a note: It should read "I can already begin to fly off into a deep dark abyss."

3/5 (link, paragraphs)

Tracy said...

Ya know. your mom and dad gave up a lot of prime time adventures waiting for you to be old enough to babysit your brothers. Just know that eventually when you get out of the house and grow up and have your own kids you can eventually look forward to your own private slave labor force. I know I'm waiting patiently for my 16 month old daughter to learn how to pick up and fold the laundry. *cracks whip*

NYPRINCESS88* said...

That's very funny tracy

Kyrene said...

Well written article.