Erin McKenna ’18
I share a room with my younger sister, Ava, who’s 10. There’s a 4 year age gap between us, so we often have fights late at night. Most recently, when she wanted to fall asleep listening to “All About that Bass” but headphones bother her ears, so it played on the speaker at 10:30 P.M.
Ava is the youngest, so my mom definitely shows some favoritism towards her. She’s the “baby” of the family. Basically, Ava does whatever she wants.
This Saturday, it was around 11:00 A.M. and I was still sleeping. I’m a really heavy sleeper, so I sleep through everything. That day, I woke up to a fume-like smell in my room. I sat up and saw my mom and Ava painting one wall of our room. I had no idea they had plans to paint our room (even though my opinion probably wouldn’t have mattered anyway) and I thought I was dreaming for a second honestly .
I groggily asked what they were doing and apparently they were applying a layer of chalkboard paint to our wall. Once it dried, Ava quickly wrote all over the chalkboard. She wrote our her schedule, drew some smiley faces, and added motivational quotes. She generously left me about a two inch tall section at the very bottom.
My younger sister has been slowly stealing my mom’s common sense and free will and I fear for the future. I would not be surprised if I came home one day to find my bed gone and a headquarters for Ava in its place.