One of the drawbacks to living with so many people in one household is the loss of control. Nobody has control over everything, therefore sometimes it feels that nobody has control of anything.
We often all assume that somebody else will take care of something, therefore nobody takes care of it. Five of us in this household are adults, all of us stubborn and headstrong in our own way. One of us needs to be the boss, but nobody wants anyone else to do it.
(Last night someone left the garage refridgerator wide open. All night. Until I went out to get in my car at 9:30. A.M. Everything in it was warm, and the garage wasn't the least bit cooler for all of the refridgeration going on in it all night long! Do you suppose the yogurt, sour cream, and cold cuts went bad?)
And another thing. Surly American teenagers and opinionated Mexican senior citizens can be a toxic mix. Talk about not seeing eye to eye!
Throw into the mix typical step family issues and that makes Jason one big monkey in the middle. Jason, who is expected by all parties to solve everyone's problems and make each individual act the way someone else in the household thinks they should act.
Hermit, party of one?