I posted last week about the battle in our house because the kids are out of school. Just to update you on our situation … we have all survived another week and things are not sooooo bad. In fact we have had moments that border on civility.
The problem is between Stephen, who is fifteen and has Asperger’s, and his younger sister, Katie, who is eleven and neurotypical. Neither of them likes to back down from an argument and both of them like to be in control. So, learning not to be sucked into an argument or not to always insist on playing the game you want to play is the added challenge we face when trying to fill the empty days of summer. I think we are making some progress, but usually it is three steps forward and two steps back. But today … today I have a little respite. Because this afternoon two of our dear little friends from church have come to play for a little while. And while they are here, even though there are still things to disagree about there are little people to play with. And one big thing Stephen and Katie have in common is that they LOVE little friends and who wants to fight while there are little friends over to play?!