Today I accidentally got into a huge misunderstanding with my parents and I'm not sure what to do about the situation. I planned last week to be gone all day today because my friend finally had an entire week off of work. Today was the only day we could hang out because she was leaving for texas the next day. I'm not sure if I told my parents prior to today that wasnt going to be home sunday or monday, but regardless we had a miscommunication. It was around 12:30 when I started getting ready to leave and I got a text from my mother asking me to take out the pizza dough in the fridge and to fold the laundry. Which was fine, I had no problems doing that right before leaving because I really wasnt in any hurry. I told my mother that I wasnt going to be home that night for dinner because I was going to be at my friends house. She was cool, no big. That's where I made my mistake as I didn't specify WHEN I would be leaving the house. So I do the chores before leaving the house around 1:30 and arrived at my friends house at around 2:00. Well a few hours pass by and I finally check my phone at around 4:50. Apparently nobody was home to watch my siblings for an hour, whom are eight and seven, and my mother had to leave work and hour and an half earlier. Obviously the texts I got at around 3:30 and 4:30 were very angry, as she threatened that she will be turning my phone off (cutting off my phone line/number) at 9:00 the next morning. I already apologized to her over the phone that it was my mistake for not specifying that I wouldn't be home to watch the kids, but I think they are still mad at me. I'm not sure if the threat of turning off my phone is empty or real so I don't really know what more to do about the situation. If they don't turn my phone off then I guess that's good on me, and I might just get an ear full tomorrow about how watching the kids is my responsibility as being part of the family, and my lack of responsibility. Personally I don't really believe that watching them for three to four hours every day of the week is my responsibility. I'm nineteen years old and I feel like I'm a part time nanny that doesn't get paid. Dealing with kids isn't something I want or need to be doing right now. I understand that as their big sister I should feel partly responsible for them, but I've been watching them for years now. It isn't just an occasional thing either, it's been every single day for the past maybe five years? It's just something I've grown tired of doing, plus it really weirds me out that my little brother is starting to refer to me as "mom". I don't believe that at nineteen years old my priorities and responsibilities should be centered around my family. I think my priorities should be centered around myself via school, work, my own agenda/time/hobbies, and establishing my independence. Maybe that's a naive or ignorant way of thinking, and maybe it isn't the right priorities, or maybe I'm just going about all of this wrong. I just don't see family as being a priority right now....or maybe I don't really know what my priorities should be. I dunno, I feel like I'm second guessing myself. Despite what I think, since I wasn't specific things got a little heated. If they do turn off my phone (number/line), what do I do? My dad is the only person that is authorized to make any changes in our plan, so I can't drop myself from their plan. I can't afford a new phone plus a new plan. If they cut my phone off, what can I do? Am I going to be stuck unable to really do anything, or is there a way for me to get off their plan? Any loop holes?