Please Give Back My Sweet Little Brother :|

Philippines
July 8, 2012 9:11am CST
I was really disappointed with my younger brother. Though he is four years younger than me, he is taller and bigger. Last night I arrived at home from school with a house full of mess: plates in the sink, litters on the floor, etc. I always come home to this kind of place so I asked him to pick up all the litters and wash the dishes since he was the only one who used them. I'll admit that I did not use a very nice tone. But what can I do? I am so full of his laziness. Because of this, he got mad at me and started shouting at me. He said that he is tired from school as well so I do not have the right to command him to do the house chores. We were arguing with each other until he punched me on my arm and even slapped my face. I was stunned by that and nearly cried. I do not know what happened but he is not my sweet little brother anymore. :|
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@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Jul 12
simplepleasures Two wrongs never make a right. when y ou normally got mad as any of us would at the mess in your home, it would have been better to have kept your temper and been civil but told him that you disliked coming home to all that mess.Then if he hit you I would have escorted little brother right out the front door.
• Philippines
10 Jul 12
You are right. I should have kept my temper on check. But everyone has their limit and I have reached mine. My mom and I always remind him to clean after himself since we are not rich and cannot afford a homekeeper. He just say "okay" but continue bumming around the house. I was just sad. I hope he just shouted at me instead of punching me.
• India
8 Jul 12
Hello simplepleasures, It wasn't good of your brother to punch you or slap you, but I will say that if you would have been polite and a bit softer in your tone situation could have been different. Even our younger ones expect us to treat them with respect. So I feel we should do this bit on our part if we want to be treated with respect by them. Don't get disheartened he'll soon come and apologize to you. You also apologize to him for your rough tone and I am sure things will be smooth again. Take care
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• Philippines
10 Jul 12
I have already apologized to him. 30 minutes after our fight, my mom went home and asked us to work our differences. I said I was sorry for not asking him politely but he did not accept my apology. He also accused my mom of always getting into my side. I was just hoping that instead of hurting me physically, he just told me that he did not like my tone. I am still her older sister anyway.