We come from the same mother. We live under the same roof, and are available towards each other anytime. I’m your role model, and I strive to be an example of how you should live.
So why do you hate me?
These past few weeks have been just awful between my little brother (let’s call him… Rick), and I. Every day after school, we argue in the car. Every time we play a video game together, we argue and he ends up saying heart-crushing things (had they came from an older person).
He’s let his addiction to his video games and YouTube take precedence over his relationship with me. Literally, on our way to school, he’s playing his handheld. On the way back, he’s playing it. The moment he gets home, he watches cartoons, then plays more video games. He then watches YouTube on his tablet until he sleeps.
And by the way, he’s seven, turning eight soon.
It’s been going like a cycle recently. He wants to do something with me. We do it, and he gets mad, saying that he hates me, and that he never wants to see me again. I immediately leave and listen to his pouting for the rest of the day, while he goes back to his technology. The cycle repeats the next day.
And honestly, I’m tired of it. Right now, he’s playing his video games, and I’m typing this post. Yesterday was the time he said that he never wanted to talk to me again, so I took his words literally, and we haven’t been interacting since. I mean, he yells my name from the living room and says that he wants to play, but what he said yesterday is something he needs to stop, immediately. I’m teaching him a lesson, by not responding to him.
And yeah, I know, he’s seven and I’m seventeen, and he doesn’t know any better. But why should I let him get away with such foul words? He’s been watching too many cartoons, where they act like fools and say such things all the time, but does that justify him saying so to me?
Pshh, my momma would’ve killed me if I did it to her, which I have in the past. (Why do you think I feel dead every now and then?)
Anyways, look, this post didn’t come out like it should’ve, but my thoughts have been laid out. I do want to know what you think about the situation, though, because it’s been going on for about three-four weeks. We’ve gone through phase after phase of some issue that comes up deal with him, and me trying to correct it, but it seems to get worse and worse every time.