The family consisted of two parents, an older brother, two sisters, and a fifth-grader. The brother never had to do anything because he was a boy. The two sisters, however, were constantly subjected to the mother's nagging, berating, and bellowing. She would go through their things. She would listen in on their telephone conversations. And every holiday, they would have to pay tribute.
If they chose wisely, they would enjoy a week of solace.
If not, they would hear for weeks and sometimes years about "how could they be so stupid as to buy such a thing?"