First off, you have to understand, I'm the oldest of 4 children.

About 6 months ago, one of my sisters was arrested becasue of "The Stunt" as my parents are calling it. "The Stunt" was, in a nut shell, embezzlement. Her excuse was that she was tired of not having money.

My parents have decided not to tell the extended family what happened, instead, they think that for the past 2 months, she's been on a mission trip, not jail.

She gets released on Monday.

A few of my relatives have begun to notice that parts of the cover story don't make sense, and being the oldest, I am the one being asked (by them) to tell them what's really going on.

I know they deserve to know the truth, but it's not my place to tell them, but once she gets released, my parents are going to pretend that it never happened.

What am I supposed to do?

EternalLady EternalLady
22-25, F
1 Response Feb 10, 2007

As the oldest, you have to think about your sister first. Meaning, did you ever talk to her about it? I'm also the oldest and I would talk to my sister first and see how she would want me to deal with it. Because your first option should be being there for her like you would wish that she would be there for you. We all do things that we shouldn't but in times of everyone finding out about it can really be embarassing and with you treating it like it doesn't matter because i still love you, can mean so much.