||[May. 3rd, 2007|01:01 am]
The Question Club
I'm feeling really taken advantage of by my little sister, and I don't know what to do about it.
My mom's out of town and I'm pretty much babysitting my trouble-maker 17 year old sister. There were all these rules about how she wasn't allowed to have anyone come over, but I've been kinda lax about it, letting her friends come and see her after school, etc. She was being pretty good too, up until now. She has two friends over (one male, one female) and has just informed me (not asked me) that they are spending the night. It's a school night for both of us. I can't stay up to make sure sex/booze/drugs don't happen (which is, yes, a possibility, there's a reason she's 17 and needs a babysitter) and she really shouldn't be staying up late either, which she will if she has friends over. Plus I feel like she's just taking advantage of my niceness so far. I've tried telling her that they need to go home but she keeps coming up with excuses ("So and so already told her parents she's spending the night here, they'll be mad if she goes home" etc.) and now they're pretty much ignoring me, and I have no idea how to throw two teenagers out of my house. I thought of just calling mom and telling her, but she'd be angry with me for letting them come over in the first place.
I feel really stupid about this. I'm (supposedly) an adult, I should be able to handle a bunch of teenagers, but I can't physically make them do anything, and they've stopped listening to me.
What should I do?
ETA: Nevermind, guys. I got her to sit down and talk to me, told her how I felt, and got her to send the boy home. I also talked her into turning off the loud music and watching a movie with the girl on the other side of the house, so I can go to bed. Crises averted, but thanks to those who answered anyway. :)