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When I was 13.5, my sister had her second child. I lived with my sister becuase both my parents werent around. My parents never knew that my sister had a drug problem, but she did. After she had Alexis, she began asking me to babysit, and not coming home for hours. Sometimes she didnt come home for days. She ended up being a prostitute, and I was home with the baby. It was hard, I had never babysat for more than 4 or 5 hours. Then it got easier and easier. She ended up dissapearing for a while, and I just called myself into school. Then she came back and was good. She left again, about a month later. I emptied my savings paying for babysitters and stuff for that baby. I went through $3500, in 3 months. Anyone relate?
 

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not in that particular situation, that is so sad for the baby and you!! I did mess up a lot of my young adult life b/c of a boyfriend who was on drugs but I didn't know it until much later. My mom has an exhusband that ruined her credit and their marriage - house forclosure, truck, boat, skidos repossessed, various other bills.<br>
If you could do it all over again would you have done it the same? It seems in that situation you were cornered. Is your sister clean now? Maybe she could pay you back? It sounds like you were keeping her secret by not asking parents or other family to help.
 

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I know, it was so hard for me. I wasnt even 14 yet. See, both of my sisters had boyfriends on drugs, but Leah, (has 2 kids) is an awesome mother and never touched drugs. But Tricia is in jail now, and the state has Alexis, and my other sister is going to get her very soon. I am hoping that someday when Tricia gets a good job, and stays clean, she will pay me back. That money was suppose to be for an emergency, and yes, that was an emergency, but I meant like something along the lines of needing to get something, or even sending my mom on vacation someday. She is so overworked, and cant afford a vacation herself. Its really really very sad.<br>
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I too had a rough time when I was young. It sounds like you are an amazing woman - I really beleve what doesn't kill us makes us stronger! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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