I’m an oldest child and the first to be out on my own. My brothers, 15 (16 in a few days) and 22 (who lives with my parents and goes to college) misses pretty frequently because he works on Sunday mornings at McDonald’s and doesn’t make it a priority to go on Saturdays. He’s not very independent and I can’t see him going on his own without my family and my family is very into their established routine of “their” Mass time on Sunday. The 15 yo misses when he stayed up too late the night before with friends, etc. He usually goes with my parents but no one bats an eye when he misses from time to time.
This makes me crazy! My parents aren’t the strict put your foot down type, but I don’t see how they can let this slide.
I don’t know what to do about it! Since I am the oldest and the only girl, and the church freak of the family, I’m unsure of how a message from me would be receieved, but I don’t feel like I can just let this go. (right now I’m kind of angry since I just heard about the 15yo missing today and I know I need to “cool off” before taking any action.)
Who do I even talk to–my parents, my brothers? What’s a good approach to take here? I’m also kind of upset that no one in their church takes issue or brings it up–like maybe the pastor?!! He knows my family and I’m sure he notices “holes” in the family with my brothers not there.
Arghhhh! Please say a prayer for me and give me some advice if you can!
Thanks so much!