With the family and few friends that know of our families challenges, we get odd comments and suggestions.
"Isn't that just normal teen stuff?"
Sure… typical teens spend months in mental institutions and physically abuse family members. I must be overreacting.
"Calliope says the little kids get into her things and leave a mess in her bathroom. Those things really bother her."
I'm sure that those things do bother her. That's why she's still upset over some sneaky sister trying her lipstick half a year ago and blaming every mess in the bathroom on her brother when he rarely uses that bathroom because he's scared of big sissy.
If people knew the high price our whole family pays to keep her appeased and avoid her outbursts, they probably wouldn't be suggesting that we DO MORE. Can y'all just hush.