June 14, 2011 11:13am CST
I'm crying right now, not because I'm sad...I'm so happy... My father just called saying that he'll give my brother a last chance, I told my sister to send my father a message greeting him a happy father's day, and pretend she doesn't know about his reaction to our brother's shifting courses...told her to ask him to give my brother a last chance, because he really loves what he would be taking now, and that we love him....if I did that, he wouldn't believe me not knowing anything about it since mom always confides in me, and we'll end up in a shouting match... It worked, and he knew it was my scheme...he was angry and still talking in his angry voice towards me, but he was saying that I manipulated him (he cant say no to my sister), and that I need to make sure that my brother would pass every classes, or else it would be my fault... I don't care, I'm just so happy that he bent... I'm so happy right now...just so happy...
• Boise, Idaho
14 Jun 11
Well, that is just great! Good to hear he bent. But it will be your fault if he fails. That doesn't even make sense. I hope that your brother keeps with his studies and follows through. Being happy is nice and I do hope it lasts for you. Family is a complex mix isn't it?
15 Jun 11
I really glad to hear that's. I admire you for creating that's smart scheme to make peace between your dad and your brother. I just wonder how many is your sibling. If I was not wrong its only 3 right. Don't worry much about your dad reaction because deep down in his heart he know you are doing the right thing and time will show that's.
15 Jun 11
So you see, fathers are fathers. They love their children. They might be a bit strict but there's a soft spot in their heart too, specially when it comes to their children. It's just a matter of speaking softly and humbly, not in a confrontational manner, nor in a shouting manner, because the more that they will exert their effort to prove that they are in control, if that is so. Soft words indeed softens the heart. Specially when your father see you crying already. . .
15 Jun 11
That's huge accomplishment on your part Mar! With this it is fitting to give you a pat in the back. I knew that things will be far more beneficial when communication is properly imposed. And I reiterate that though your father may seem tough and incorrigible, I know that inwardly he loved you all unconditionally. I wish your brother success in his educational feat. For you and your brother's sake, I hope he passed! Happy mylotting!
17 Jun 11
That's really great news and really good to know. It is always nice to see family members getting along and without so much baggage and hurt feelings towards one another. Give your dad a break. Remember that he is only after your and your siblings' welfare. He only wants the best for all of you and be assured that you are all stable before he leaves this Earth. And do continue to support your brother but be a little firm as well. :)