So yeah, I know my pet peeve is born from oversensitivity. You don't have to tell me that (although someone will, I suspect). I get it. I also know that many parents of kids with special needs brace themselves for the summer and for the three month shift that never ends. I'm lucky in that respect; Schuyler enjoys a level of independence and self-care that is undoubtedly the exception for a special needs teenager. I know many parents, however, for whom the beginning of summer means an immersion into some very challenging parenting that doesn't ease up, much less end, and a support system that is suddenly looks very much like that anxious face in the mirror and not much else.