Ok, this is liable to turn into a full blown rant, and for that I apologize. I’ve been holding it in, holding it back for a very long time…..
Ok, So we all know that I’m living with my “foster dad”‘s family’s house…what you don’t know is his wife has a daughter with certain disabilities. She has Degeorge syndrome. I guess it’s a form of mental retardation, or autism or something…it’s a confusing thing.
The bottom line of it is that she was taken away from her mom, and her foster family babied her because of it, didn’t let her do or learn a damn thing. Her mom isn’t much better because she uses that as an excuse for her to do next to nothing now. She’s 28 (the daughter) and acts like a spoiled 13 year old.
It’s driving me insane.
I’ve lost my shit on her so many times this week…sooner or later her mom is gonna get tired of me damn near screaming in frustration at the kid. All I ask this child (she’s very much a child) to do is the dishes, and keep the kitchen table clean. Her mom added on letting the animals out for potty…so all in all it doesn’t seem much to ask. But apparently it is. Then to make matters worse she cries to anyone that listens that she gets in trouble for basically sitting on her ass.
Am I in the wrong here?
I mean, don’t hesitate to tell me if I am?
It’s got my anxiety and depression so bad. I’m at my wits end in a way that I haven’t been since my son was like 15.
I hacked about 4 inches off my hair today, just because it’s better than any other kind of solution I can think of….trust me, some nasty ones have crossed my mind.
Before anyone asks…moving out is not a solution at this point. I simply can not afford a place of my own til I get out from under this damn car payment and sky high car insurance.
I feel like I have no one to talk to that understands the situation, because I look like a total bitch as soon as it comes out of my mouth that the child is autistic. Faces of sympathy turn to faces of disgust when they realize that she’s got “issues”.
The child is uber manipulative, she knows exactly how to play people to make them feel bad, and she glares at me like I’m pure evil because I refuse to fall for her tricks.