Things here have calmed. A bit anyway.
With middle going to the daycare during the day things are easier. We all have a break from chaos.
Having to supervise him constantly with our pets is exhausting and he is getting more and more angry about having to be in his room when we are busy doing things like cooking, etc.
He continues to show us these rules are necessary though.
My teen daughter commented on how much more relaxed the house is since he started daycare. No yelling. Little is happier and more himself. Everyone feels more relaxed and cheerful.
As a mom, that is a hard thing. I hate that one of the kids makes the house total chaos and everyone feels anxious around him. But, it is reality.
I am coming to realize we will need to utilize things like daycare to not burn out, and to keep our heads above water.