This is pretty much the introduction of the story...... In the story Brianna is excited to go to public school, for the first time, but her sister Bethany doesn't want to go, will Brianna still be excited for school when she gets accused of something that she didn't do? Or will she rebel?
"Mom?" I call
"Upstairs Brianna" she replies
I run upstairs and find her in Haley's room, sitting on her bed, folding her laundry and putting it in her drawers.
"Can Ebonica come over?"
"Maybe later, you have to clean up your room, and do your chores first, and help your sisters with theirs, so I don't know."
I inwardly sigh "okay"
I walk back down stairs and start my endless list of chores, I used to not mind doing work, but now that I'm 15 it's like, if you don't physically force me to, I won't. The only reason why I try to do them well now, is because my parents are letting me go to public school this year, but only if I do everything(including my chores) correctly. I've been home-schooled until now and I am so excited that I get to be out of the house more often. I really don't like it here, everyday It's the same boring routine, I get up at 3:30, take care of our animals, do my morning chores, then my school work, after school is done for the day, I take care of the animals again, and then do my afternoon chores, I make lunch for the family, the we have a big meal at dinner time, none of us eat much, but we always make way to much food anyway. After dinner we say our prayers, read out of the Bible and then we sit around the table talking for about an hour. We talk about nothing important, my parents ramble on and on about the president, our countries, anything on the news, the recent information in the news paper, you get the point.
I have a semi-large family, of 6 girls and 5 boys. 4 of my brothers have moved out John 23, Anthony 24, Bryan 26 and Joshua 29. The last boy almost ready to officially move out is Jeremy, he's 19, and is away at collage, I haven't seem him for a year now. I have two sisters in collage too, Ashley and Erica, 20 and 21. The rest of us girls are still (unfortunately) at home. With only 4 girls at home, we finally all get our own rooms, which is such a relief. My youngest sister Jess is 5, closest to her is Haley who is 8. Then there is Bethany and I, were both 15, born two days after each other, and there is no separating us. It's like we are joined at the hip, we tell each other everything, spend most of our time together, this is just the way we have always been, and hopefully always will be. The only difference between us is that she is shy and I'm more....out going.
After my chores are finally done, I get to call Ebonica and see if she can come over. She could, we hung out for a couple hours, until she had to leave. At least I'll see more of her when I get to do public school. Eboncia never had to be home-schooled, her parents didn't feel that public schools were bad, like my parents do. Maybe Ebonica's parents trust her, and my parents don't trust me.
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My parents took me shopping for school clothes today, I got really pretty stuff, but, I knew that it would be looked down upon by everyone at school, but that doesn't matter, as long as I get to go. I was surprised when Bethany said that she still wanted to be home-schooled but, that didn't bring my hopes down to much, as close as we were, I was sure I could be by myself at school just fine. But, as much as I looked forward to school, I really had no idea what it had in store for me.
I understand with love comes pain, but why did I have to love so much?