The one thing I ask for. ONE THING. I'm sixteen (going on seventeen) and I really don't ever ask for sh**. I know we don't have a lot of money, etc. I really don't ask for anything for birthdays or for Christmas or in daily life unless it's a necessity. My birthday's at the end of August, and I'll be a senior. I told my mom I want a dog or a tattoo (and note; my brother got a tattoo as his graduation gift). She basically said I'm gonna be too busy for a dog, and she wasn't letting me have one. She tried to soften it by offering other, smaller and less hassle animals, and every single one she listed are either high maintenance, not really a pet I want, or just impractical. I don't know, I'm just really frustrated. I feel like I try so damn hard not to ask for money and such, and I really never ask for anything, but whenever I do it's shot down or I'm made to feel like a burden for it. Am I being a whiny teenager and I should suck it up? (Probably.)

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