Chapter 11: Don’t Harm a Person Who Helps Others

When we have a big party, or a Holiday type celebration, my Aunt Trish is always the first one to arrive and the last one to leave.  She doesn’t do it to be annoying, but to help out.

And this is BIG help not little help because I come from a BIG family.  I have four brothers and three sisters and almost that many pets too.

I’m the youngest which means I either get trampled when it’s time to hit the dinner table or, when someone feels like it, I get helped out.  Never seem to know which way it will go.

Aunt Trish doesn’t just help me, she helps everyone.  She makes us all feel like we matter, like there is someone to listen to.  I don’t know how she does it but she’ll carry on a personal conversation, wash the dishes and cook dinner and all at the same time!

Here’s my problem:  Two of my brothers are acting like brats and they are spreading stories about Aunt Trish, saying she’s a pest and that she is only over here for the free food and stuff like that.

It’s kind of like poison the way they are talking about her and I think she knows. Some of my sisters are actually starting to say mean things about her too.  She tries to get them to change their ways, to be happier, but it just seems to get worse.

I think it hurts her feelings too.

I’m not sure what I should do?

Should I?

  • Tell them to knock it off
  • Find out why they are saying these mean things about her
  • Tell her to stay away so she doesn’t get hurt
  • Find out if what by brothers say is true
  • Just let it ride, it’s no big deal and she can take care of herself.

What would you do?

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