I hate chaos, but it’s an inevitable part of my life

I’m feeling a bit better today because I took some ZzzQuil last night, and slept like a baby. I think I actually got a solid 8 hours of sleep. That’s both uncommon and awesome, all at the same time.

There aren’t any plans today outside of working in the house. I want to finish up the laundry and get it put away. Right now, my living room is drowning in laundry, and I desperately want out from underneath all that.

I don’t know if I’ve ever specifically spelled this out before, but I hate chaos. I hate it. Chaos is the absence of organization, and I love being organized.

Unfortunately, chaos reigns supreme in my house because of the often unpredictable nature of the many Autism related challenges we face on the daily. It’s extremely difficult to plan anything when you exist in a situation that is constantly fluid.

I would love to rid ourselves of the chaos, and I think everyone would benefit from it. Unfortunately, everyone’s needs are so diverse and all too often conflicting. This seems to perpetuate the chaos, and I’ve never found a way to avoid it but I keep trying nonetheless.

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Becky Rogers Wiren

Another suggestion. (Sorry, I also had good sleep so my brain is working a lot?) Is there any way you can work with your kids’ quirks to help you? Maybe appealing to them to help with laundry so they have the right clothes to wear (without a sensory battle)?

I don’t fold my sons’ clothes. They can fold their clothes, or not. But they are adults so I don’t feel a need to teach them to be neater, just to help. (Plus whatever is in their rooms is their problem, not mine.) But I would think folding would be something your sons could do themselves. And I would think school age kids might need to fold. Of course, if they wear mostly jeans and t-shirts folding isn’t as necessary, as the clothes will lose wrinkles after being put on. (Most wrinkles after that are the ones that come from wearing, which goes on with everyone.)

This might be unnecessary advice. But I thought of laundry since you said you were drowning in it.

Pony

I agree with this, they are old enough and capable of helping put away the laundry for sure. they may not like it but should be helping

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