Do you ever get really frustrated with your special needs kids?

Today I find myself really, really frustrated with Gavin. I know it’s not really his fault but it’s frustrating nonetheless. 

Without going into details, I will say that Gavin clogged the toilet so bad this morning, that it took a bottle of drano and 7 hours of plunging to fix. 

As I said, I’ll spare you the details.

I will say that this isn’t the first, second or even third time this has happened. He keeps making the same mistakes and just leaves the mess for someone else, namely me, to clean up. 

Lizze and I have both tried to show him what he’s doing wrong but nothing he just does it again.

I’m not really angry with Gavin but at the same time I am. Does that even make sense? I don’t think that he’s doing this on purpose (although that is a possibility) but at the same time, he’s the one doing this. 

I now have a large blister in palm of my hand from using that goddamn plunger.

It’s finally fixed and everyone is once again happy to be using the bathroom. When we move, our new house with have at least two bathrooms.  🙂


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Tara Safarian

When my son does stuff like sticks a pen through his flat screen tv or pees on his floor and he is almost 9 it is very frustrating! I have to take a break and go in the other room and just breath and remember he can’t help it! He may be 8 but mentally he isn’t 8!

Michael Henshaw

Not him, frustrated with myself at not being able to figure out his needs… Usually at 2:00 am.

Megan Harbath

Yes, and when I do, I try to remember that I’m usually getting mad at the autism, not my son. Still, it’s so frustrating!


marthaandruth WhyWeLoveGreen Lost_and_Tired Oy vey 🙂


AutismParentMag Lost_and_Tired Of course, it’s just part of being a parent. Kids with special needs are still part of the family.


NYCDad @fbdala thanks.  I know I shouldn’t have, but I was very careful and it worked.  🙂 I was really frustrated and just needed this fixed.


You should never use draino and the plunger together.  You could splash yourself with draino while plunging, and give yourself a bad burn.


Lost_and_Tired It is ok. If you didn’t you would not be human. #frustration #specialneeds #autism