My SS can turn a saint into a demon within 3 sentences
I truly don't know it's a teenager thing or autism thing at this point. DH and I both are exhausted from interactions with SS.
If you talk nicely to him he would think you're in a play mode and nothing you said matters. If you yell at him you will get his attention and get stuff done but then he'll act like a victim. Neither DH nor I like to yell. I don't really yell but I sure am not the nicest person when talking to SS.
Because of COVID we all stuck at home, SS being on the spectrum is the loudest person in the house. Today I told him to please stop cranking up his volume when on a call, because DD in the next room could literally hear every word he and his classmates are saying. Most people would be feeling bad and apologize so everyone could move on. NOT HIM.
Instead of feeling bad he started arguing with me about he ONLY turned the volume to 50% (50% on different devices have different impact. We all know this, but he doesn't. To him 50% is 50% and it's the same everywhere). I asked him why he can't put on his headphone. He has 3 sets, mind you. He then started to argue that he will yell through all his sessions.
By the way, this is probably the 1000 times I had to talk to him about his volume since the lock down. So it's not like this is something new. I couldn't take it anymore so I asked DH to deal with his demon son. Turned out dad had JUST talked to the son this afternoon about being mindful to others under the same roof, SS promised he would change (like the million times) but he sure hasn't.
At least he apologized to his dad. I really don't like being around this boy.