I am having a vent. I really need one cause I just feel like I am going to explode.
Every day I am challenged with a child who wants to just throw and destroy everything he touches. 3/4's of my house is sealed off by baby gates to prevent him from destroying the things in the room, and once that is sealed off he goes to the next room. Items have been removed. My bathroom has no toys, has no open displays of bottles, glasses, tooth brushes or tooth paste. But he still finds something in there.. like he pulled the drain cover out and started spreading the crap in the pipe everywhere. And it happens in a short space of time. I could be washing the dishes, reloading the washing machine. Hell going to the toilet! Writing this message... (4 times removed him from the toilet)
He eats everything....
Is indifferent and doesn't understand anything I say to him. So it's an impulse just keep doing what he is doing. I can't child lock the doors, my eldest needs to get in to them.
I can not do anything, and I just want to scream. It's his age, his mental age, his development age, which has created .. well this monster. I don't want to call him that, but it's all I can come to in my head. He has tunnel vision, he has selective hearing, he doesn't respond to his own name... He doesn't notice me at all, so saying no means diddly squat in his world.
No amount of redirection, finding items that might hold his attention.
"hey heres this" he will just take it with him or throw it, where ever he is going for his next course of action.
All I can do is hope he improves. I want to cry, I want to run away. I feel like the worst mother there is..