I'm tired of this, any ideas?
So, I have problems with my sister, and before you think it's just another 'sharing' or 'growing up' problem; here's the jist:
I'm an independent person, I function alone from my family; I go to work to earn money for my pleasant little savings account AND to pay rent to my parents (16, not emancipated, pay rent and some utilities), I go to a project based learning school where I'm incharge of my own education, I've been told I'm a 'natural leader' and a good influence. I have great friends (consisting of the whole 71 other students in my school, we're all friends anyway lol)
Here's where it breaks down; My sister, Sarah is 23 years old, unemployed, doesn't do work around the house, mooches off of me, doesn't pay a nickel for ANYTHING, pretends she doesn't understand the concept of responsibility, and acts like she's 4.
I have to take her nearly everywhere I go, why? Because she's 'special' and her specialness isn't to a level where she isn't able to care for herself. She SHOULD be able to get a place with a friend or something, I don't see why she has to follow me around. Or why I have to take care of her.
What's worse is, she likes to pretend she's incharge of me. Especially at renfaire, and then people think I'M worse than her because she goes around being a little ****** acting like it's okay. I KNOW she knows better, SHE KNOWS she knows better. I've gotten comments like "Is it me, or are you more mature than your sister." Or "We need to get you some help if she's really the one taking care of you"(Which is bull, because I take care of HER) people treat me like I don't know anything and don't take me seriously.
I busted my *** to get where I am now, now how do I communicate it to Sarah that she needs to stop relying on ME and grow up a little, because I know for a fact she can, she doesn't have to act more mentally handicapped than she actually is. Infact, the condition shouldn't impede AT ALL. I also have to communicate to my parents (Who don't balance much at all) that I'm not looking after her anymore. They're home more often. They have more free time, they don't have a hundred things going on at once (Because a footballgame and drinking beer REALLY isn't that hard to lay off at least for a few hours.).
I know what you're thinking 'that's kinda mean...' quite frankly, I don't care. I'm DONE. I want to graduate and I can't even do my homework because I always have to have Sarah on my case, pretending she's incharge of me or asking me to cook her something etc.