My husband and I have my mentally 9 year old sister as a roommate. We have 3 adults in the house so we divided up the work like this: I do the bathroom and hubby\son and my bedroom and hubby does the kitchen. Teresa is expected to keep her room clean and do the livingroom. She doesn't do it unless I tell her to about 5 times and she gets tired of me asking. Then when she does do it she takes short cuts instead of doing a good job. For example, just today I was looking under the sofa for something and found all kinds of trash she stuffed under there instead of putting it in the trash can. I won't even talk about her room. You can't even walk in there because she has trash all over the floor. I am about to take her stupid cat the shelter because she never feeds it or cleans the litter box. I am just done. What should I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:04 PM on Sep. 1, 2010 in Adult Children (18+)
Answer by DomoniqueWS at 10:22 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by emilex at 10:06 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:08 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
A 9 yo is not a room mate, she is a dependant. If she is mentally disabled she may always be a dependant. She may never be able to clean a room or take care of a cat.
Answer by Gailll at 10:12 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
If she is 20 but mentally like an 8 yo that means you shouldn't expect her to be responsible for cleaning rooms or taking care of pets. She can help do things with people watching her. She should have no responsibility for a pet at all.
Answer by Gailll at 10:15 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by luvsmysonjames at 10:09 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:09 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by luvsmysonjames at 10:11 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by emilex at 10:11 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by luvsmysonjames at 10:12 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
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