Compromise is impossible because it’s a black and white issue for them. Kids with Autism often view things in black and white, making compromise difficult at best.
We have one bathroom, and with all the medical issues, people are fighting over it because their bodies don’t follow a set schedule. Some days things are okay, and others, some people are constantly in need of the bathroom. Our bathtub allows for about six inches of water and a human body. It’s very old, short and shallow. Very shallow.
This is a very overwhelming situation because we have tried for years to make this work, but it’s pretty clear that even temporary solutions aren’t effective anymore.
We can deal with the bathroom stuff but giving the boys their own space is a major issue, and there’s no immediate fix.
I desperately need to figure something out because the boys are constantly fighting, and the constant fighting is driving me crazy. The stress makes Lizze’s health issues worse and further complicates things. As it is, she’s not doing well, and things are very tough right now.
Unfortunately, we’re in a position that many special needs families find themselves in. The demands are constant; resources are extremely limited, and the stress is unbearable.