Stepson thinks I should compensate him for his time
Ok the title was kind of a click bait, but really not that far from what happened.
To recap, SS is 14 on the spectrum. He recently got 2 ZEROs in tests in one of his classes. We asked him to check with his teacher so he can develop an action plan. (We are so hopeful, I know)
Yesterday when we checked in with him for his daily study schedule, it turned to an argument (oh is it even new). I mostly stayed calm (but seething inside) but not so much for DH. At the end of the talk, I asked him to repeat the action plan. After he did that he told me I (not we, as DH was there too) took 15 minutes of his time for this talk. (Truly, if he can answer yes/no questions with just yes and no, it wouldn't have taken this long)
In an angry and sarcastic tone, I said "What, should I be paying you for your time?" (I know autistic persons are not always good at detecting sarcasm, however that is not the case with SS, he's like 80% good at that.)
And to my surprise, he was actually thinking I should be paying him, as he was calculating how much the pay should be! When I walked away he followed and tried to talked about the amount. At that point I had to tell him I was being sarcastic and it was ridiculous for him to think i should be paying him for "listening to me," because I have been paying for him already. (It's shared cost between DH and I) DH was in another room and heard all of it and he told SS to stop acting like an a-hole.
I know I'm petty to let this get to me (especially i partially asked for it). It is also not the first time he said things that deeply annoys me. (Another example would be asking me to give him my condo since "I don't need it anymore" *eyeroll*)
I wish I can just let go like some wise women would do. Grr.