I agree that there is never an excuse for sin.
When does the sin become MY sin?
If we are dealing with an intellectual disability, and we are, then it is possible that I could expect more of the kiddo than she is able if I can't figure out where the line is. Right?
What is disobedience and what is incapacity to following through????
How do you figure out what is defiance and what is plain frustration at not being able without a ton of support???
For example, if you have an 8 year old who has NO concept of time, and I do, it is possible to cross the line in expecting her to hurry when she has nothing to go by... but she is also quite capable of drawing out a process to take FOREVER just to be ornery and so I struggle to understand the balance.
I spent an hour with the pediatrician yesterday. I needed to know that I am not the crazy one.
One another note;
I am heartsick at the little Buddy's family's most recent actions. Don't they understand what an incredibly precious treasure he is? Obviously, they are NOT thinking.