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How can I convince my parents to let me stay home while they bring my grandma on vacation?

Asked by jonbanksrules (10 points ) June 29th, 2014

My grandma wants my dad to drive her to Biloxi for vacation, with my mom, me and my sister. We’ll be gone for a week. The problem is, I really don’t want to go. I just really hate Biloxi and I hate incredibly long car rides. I’m not a vacation person. And I know that I don’t want to go with them. My grandma says it’s fine if I stay home, but my parents won’t let me, because they’re scared I’ll get hurt if some worst case scenario comes up. It’s not a case of I haven’t proven myself responsible enough or I can’t take care of myself, they know and trust me to that point already (hard work believe me), but they’re afraid of a robber hurting me, or I might get kidnapped, etc. They ‘re all very paranoid reasons, and the chances of this stuff happening are slim to none. We live in a very good neighborhood. It’s just frustrating because they’ve left me home alone many times since I turned thirteen three years ago, and I have a lot of summer things to do with friends, from studying to just hanging out. For example, I have a study group for SAT’s every week as well and I don’t want to miss that. I know I should probably value this family bonding time, but I know I won’t enjoy it and will just be really mopey. I don’t want to ruin my grandma’s enjoyment (because she’s the only one who benefits to be honest) through my bad vibes. I just need advice on how to convince my parents I can stay home, without being disrespectful or hurtful. It’s difficult because their paranoia itself is unreasonable, but it makes sense that as my parents they would be worried about me.

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