I Became A "Prisoner" In My Own Home

  • Published on Oct 20, 2019
  • Hi! My name is Annie. What do you know about parental control? Well, I’m an expert in this field. I wanted to tell you about the worst years of my life, which I spent almost literally like a prisoner, and my mom and dad were, sort of, my jailers. Now I’m 17 but the whole story started when I was 13, and my family was living in a nice house with a pool and a patio...
    I had gotten a brand-new video game and I was totally enthusiastically checking it out in the living room, and mom was doing something in the kitchen while looking for my baby-brother Andrew. At some point the landline phone rang, which I heard, and mom went to answer it in the next room, and she swears that she told me to look after Andrew, which I didn’t hear. And the back door was open, and we had a swimming pool there. I remember the only thing that finally distracted me from that video game was my mom’s cry full of horror. My little brother drowned that day.
    There are no words to describe a family grief like that. There were lots of tears. I think, everybody felt guilty back then but nobody could change anything. Mom kept saying that nothing was my fault, with her eyes red from tears, but the more she told me that, the more I felt miserable. Oh, if only that phone didn’t ring back then, or I wasn’t playing that stupid video game. By the way, I could never bring myself to touch it since then.
    It's no wonder that after that happened, my parents started to strictly control me. I know that everybody's under supervision when they are underage, but I was subject to the strictest and sometimes the most extreme type of supervision. My mom was not only driving me to school, but she would bring me to the classroom while holding my hand. Of course, everybody would laugh at me the first couple of times, until they got used to it.
    By the way, speaking of holding hands, mom insisted on me being everywhere with her, be it at the grocery store, or her visit to the beauty salon, or whenever we were already out of our car she would take my hand. I was not allowed to even meet my friends somewhere outside. Mom insisted on accompanying me either to the mall, or to the movies - depending on where we were supposed to meet, and she was constantly nearby. Or she gave me an alternative, I could invite my friends to my place so that she could watch us. None of what I mentioned was actually fun, and at some point, I just stopped being invited anywhere.
    What can I say? I couldn’t blame my friends for having abandoned me. Who likes hanging out with someone else's mom, especially with a control freak like my mom was? And, this definitely made me upset, you know, when on social media I saw photos of my friends having fun at the amusement park, for example. But at the same time, I couldn’t blame my mom either, because she was apparently afraid that something was going to happen to me, and after she had lost one of her children, she couldn’t bear to lose the other. Thus, the only thing left for me to hope for was to just wait until the grief subsided and hopefully my mom’s grip would loosen.
    This, sort of, happened almost a year after the tragedy. I met one guy at school whose name was Terry, and I really liked him, especially taking into account that I was lucky and he made the first move. One day he noticed me staring at him during lunch, and he just came up to me and said “Hi!” I remember, back then I thought that it was the easiest beginning of a relationship ever and that if he invited me anywhere, even to the opera, which I hated, I’d say yes. And he actually did and the coming weekend we were supposed to see each other at the park. Oh, also, he was new to our school and didn’t know about my mom yet.
    Of course, at home, I had to tell my parents everything and literally beg my mom to let me go there all alone, I mean, without her accompanying me, because it was supposed to be a real date and it was definitely not about a “meeting the parents” thing. I guess, after I've given you a bit of the background, you can at least try to imagine how low my chances were then.
    Finally, my dad met me halfway, saying that I could go to the park on that date under certain conditions. Mom was supposed to give me a ride to at least see what Terry looked like; I was supposed to send her a text every half hour indicating that everything was OK; and I had to be back home by 7 P.M. (taking into account that I was supposed to meet with Terry at 5 P.M.) It was still something, I thought, and I went to my room anticipating the coming weekend...

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Comments • 2 267

  • Ronin 717
    Ronin 717 3 hours ago

    Stupid dumb girl. You were supposed to be grateful to have parents like yours.

  • Grecia Palmero
    Grecia Palmero 6 hours ago

    Strict parents check

  • Ariah Cox
    Ariah Cox 7 hours ago

    That is your fault and u should've been responsible enough your 13 and your mom's response is the worst what if your were the child who drowned and don't call your mom a controll freak after what happened she thinks your not responsible and im a parent

  • cool night
    cool night 16 hours ago

    Bro they took it to another level

  • The Unlocked Bros

    Sure I’ll appreciate it but my parents won’t appreciate that I’m not normal

  • spill the tea
    spill the tea Day ago

    You need to pay attention dumpnut

  • Mía Fernandez
    Mía Fernandez Day ago

    I fell so bad for you

  • Justin Granado
    Justin Granado Day ago


  • X love-muffins X
    X love-muffins X Day ago +1

    Why is this my parents 😂

  • Yasir Mohammed
    Yasir Mohammed Day ago

    What if you make a plan to make your parents broke up
    When your parent want to stay with you and protect you

  • Colton Anderson
    Colton Anderson 2 days ago

    Hey you could hold a hand of your moms be grateful I can’t hold hands with a girl😭

  • Yavor Penev
    Yavor Penev 2 days ago

    Is that a Godzilla video game? Oh sorry sorry sorry sorry it was just because your mom wanted you to be safe you are her only child she was afraid for you

    HART DRAGON 2 days ago

    I remember something on the news about a 4 year old drowning in a pool I think 2 years ago 🤔

  • Kingdarkray 666
    Kingdarkray 666 2 days ago

    You derserfit

  • Kingdarkray 666
    Kingdarkray 666 2 days ago

    Your a brat

  • Gwen Alhambra
    Gwen Alhambra 2 days ago

    What? this is worst than prison, prison have a social life time, prison havr therapy and many many more

  • My cardinal is cute!

    5:31 why does it look like she'd have boy hair if u took the pony tail of her headxD

  • Hunter Shinners
    Hunter Shinners 3 days ago +1

    Atleast my perants ant strick well your perants ant strick

  • Kuudere_Sempai
    Kuudere_Sempai 3 days ago

    Hello darkness smile friend

  • Norfolk Sou #7213 Ex' Conrail #4123

    Middle school: 2015-half 2018 , teachers started becoming security guards , brainwashed me , brainwashed my mother (believing what they said when I got into trouble) , didn't even give me the smallest bit of symphony on my graduation (not at least the littlest) , even since then , hope to never hear or see their faces or name ever again (rest of the 21st century) , they hurt my mother (didn't know what she was going through) , and me (FOR ALMOST CAUSING MY LIFE TO GET BAD THAN IT ALREADY WAS , RUINED MY BRAIN , AND MESSED ME UP WITH GETTING PUT DOWN , COULDN'T HELP ME MANAGE MY HORMONES , AND SOME MUCH EVEN MORE ! ! ! ! ! ! ! , *phew*-*breaths* , I was a prisoner in my middle school .

  • Prince Ramelo
    Prince Ramelo 4 days ago +1

    This story is borind

  • Jabzy Tv
    Jabzy Tv 4 days ago +1

    Hey we have the same past

  • Gabbyhenderson henderson

    If you had a german shepherd or a golden retriever that wouldn't have happened. And I am sorry for your loss.

  • Dark Lantern
    Dark Lantern 5 days ago +1

    Helicopter parents
    If I were her, knowing me I would rebel a lot and probably run away.

  • Scarlet Valeres
    Scarlet Valeres 6 days ago

    Sahre at the end during 12:08

  • Virginia Jalbert
    Virginia Jalbert 7 days ago

    I feel you same thing happened to me for the first part.

  • Angel Poulton
    Angel Poulton 7 days ago

    At the end: Please Like, sahre and comment !

  • Christy Dunne
    Christy Dunne 7 days ago

    That clock is wrong

  • Nathalie WONG
    Nathalie WONG 8 days ago

    Guys please help my mom she is going to have surgery tomorrow 😰😨

  • Breezy Games
    Breezy Games 9 days ago

    It’s because they didn’t want to lose you like you lost your brother

  • Jennifer B-D
    Jennifer B-D 9 days ago +1

    Has anyone noticed that this channel started using more cuss words in their recent stories?

  • Samantha Ferry
    Samantha Ferry 9 days ago +1

    Here in Asia strictness are just normal yea we feel like being prisoners 😂😂😂

  • Charlie Martinez
    Charlie Martinez 10 days ago

    Welp u don’t care of ur family and only take your life to play video games

  • Mr Tanner
    Mr Tanner 10 days ago

    What no dinner? Wth I never would ever not feed a child for a punishment. I'm 51 years old and male and my wife and I never had kids but I would never do that.

  • Adrian Salaverria
    Adrian Salaverria 10 days ago

    Please like saher and comment

  • Ryan Tomz
    Ryan Tomz 10 days ago

    No I didn't like your story...And by the way it sucks

  • hamdan allaham
    hamdan allaham 10 days ago


  • Damien Walker
    Damien Walker 11 days ago

    1 like= pray for Lil bro

  • Tricky
    Tricky 11 days ago

    i died in Minecraft hardcore


  • Steve sauce gaming
    Steve sauce gaming 11 days ago

    12:07 when you cant spell share yet the video have over 1 million views

  • Duwan Dady
    Duwan Dady 11 days ago

    haha my name is Annie more like my name is Anne Frank

  • Cake Lie
    Cake Lie 11 days ago +2

    The only thing more aggravating than how this girl's parents treated her, is how many in the comments think their behavior was acceptable.

  • Xoxriyah Xox
    Xoxriyah Xox 11 days ago

    Gurl you have until 9pm to be in the house gurl black ppl needa be in the house by the time the street light come on or you getting yo ass beat

  • Hunter’s Room TV
    Hunter’s Room TV 11 days ago +1

    Well, your mom asked you to watch your brother, didn’t she?

  • Jaffakiller __438__
    Jaffakiller __438__ 11 days ago

    I have a story

  • Renaulťák SF
    Renaulťák SF 11 days ago +1

    This is extreme

  • ps4 panda
    ps4 panda 11 days ago +2

    She is a brat she should appreciate what have giveing to her she could
    Have goting more in trouble

  • ps4 panda
    ps4 panda 11 days ago

    She sound like a brat

  • White Fish Gaming
    White Fish Gaming 11 days ago +2

    I Will just say do you want me to die of depression

  • lil sky
    lil sky 11 days ago

    Sorry for your brother

    VJ RIVERA 11 days ago +1

    12:04 at the top it said "sahre" instead of "share" like if you noticed too

  • Ryan Ranga 2
    Ryan Ranga 2 11 days ago +1

    Oh my lord so your little brother Andrew drowned? First of all
    You don’t die from drowning you can regain air from the help of another human!

  • Mya Flyer
    Mya Flyer 12 days ago +1

    Boi you take more 10 minutes to use the bathroom??

  • Mya Flyer
    Mya Flyer 12 days ago +4

    “And his mom always told him what to say like,(don’t forget to wash your hands) or(be nice and say hello)”
    “Yup,he was in a prison too”
    Litteraly every parent ever 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

  • Anthony Gaming
    Anthony Gaming 12 days ago

    You did it to your self

  • Rose
    Rose 12 days ago +2

    This is why I’m opting out of having kids. I’m THIS paranoid.

  • Kevin Songs
    Kevin Songs 12 days ago +1

    Brother:(falls in pool)
    Mom: (becomes over protective)
    Sister: The pool looking pretty good right now.

  • Lbmsta
    Lbmsta 12 days ago

    Your parents where psycho!

  • xexkiller
    xexkiller 12 days ago +1

    Ya but u Basically killed you’re brother

  • Greysen Alfred
    Greysen Alfred 12 days ago +1

    Go to your room and no dinner
    Me:I'm prity sure I can call the police and get you arested