A young woman drove Redditors to outrage when she snuck out on her younger sister. Her parents accused her of playing favorites, but who was the real problem? Here is the full story so you can decide for yourself.
She’s the Leader of the Pack
OP is a 19-year-old woman with an 18-year-old brother and a 12-year-old sister.
She Has Mixed Feelings
While she has always been close to her brother, OP has mixed feelings about her younger sister.
They Spoiled Her
Since the little girl came along several years later than her siblings and was a surprise to OP’s parents, she was always a little spoiled.
She Was the Baby
And not only did OP’s parents treat the baby of the family with kid gloves, they expected OP to shape her life around her sister.
It Got Worse Over Time
That was especially true once OP’s sister was 4 or 5 and past the toddler stage.
She Was on the Hook
By that point, the little girl was bursting with energy, and her parents were too busy with work and life to handle her.
So they constantly turned to OP to pick up the slack.
They Were Always Together
So, since the time OP was about 11, her little sister has been her constant companion.
She Has to Do It All
And they don’t just hang out, either. OP’s parents expect her to fully care for her little sister.
She Was Like a Second Mom
Over the years, OP has had to do everything from getting her sister ready for bed to walking her to school in the mornings.
She Always Tagged Along
OP wasn’t allowed to have any social life of her own, either. Whenever she wanted to spend time with friends, for example, she had to take her little sister with her.
They Couldn’t Just Be Sisters
It didn’t take long before OP started to see the little girl as nothing but a chore.
They never had a chance to form a normal sibling relationship because there was so much caregiving involved.
She Was Confused
That odd dynamic affected OP’s sister, too, whether she realized it or not.
She often told OP that she had a sister-mom or mommy-sis.
She Was Exhausted
It was exhausting and a little strange to OP, and it even made her a little angry.
Boys Were Different
Part of the most frustrating part was that OP’s parents never expected the same sort of thing from her brother.
They said that boys didn’t have any caregiver responsibilities.
She Needs Some Space
All of the added responsibility and constant tagalongs snowballed as OP grew older, and now she feels like she needs to put some space between her and her sister.
They Snuck Out
So recently, OP and her brother went on a weekend trip with some of their friends.
The problem was that they didn’t tell their parents what they were up to.
They Left Her Behind
And OP also didn’t take her little sister with her, which was always the expectation.
They Were Furious With Her
When OP’s parents found out about the trip, they were furious with her for exactly that reason.
They couldn’t even believe she left her little sister behind.
She Loved Him More
Then OP’s parents went on to accuse her of loving her brother more than her sister.
She Snapped at Them
That was the last straw for OP, and she snapped back at her parents, calling them sexist jerks.
It Was All Their Fault
OP went on to explain that if her parents didn’t like the relationship she had with her sister, they had only themselves to blame.
By forcing the two girls together for years, they had ruined their sibling dynamic.
She Resented All of Them
OP finished up by telling her parents that she resented having to act like her sister’s parent instead of her sibling.
They Told Her to Suck It Up
That didn’t sit well with OP’s parents, and they told her that plenty of kids have to care for their siblings.
She’s Fed Up
Now, OP feels bad for blowing up at her parents and especially for having less than fond feelings toward her sister. But she’s pretty much done with it all.
It Was Long Overdue
Redditors overwhelmingly support OP’s position and think that her blowup was probably long overdue.
Many commenters think OP’s parents have been abusing her and her sister for years and deserved to have their eyes opened. Some encouraged OP to try and find a way to build a normal relationship with her sister, who is blameless in this mess.
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