Dear Boy's Asperger and Bipolar Brain,
You are the master of The Boy's every move. Try as I might to control you, I can't. Sometimes, there is a flicker of recognition from you, and behavior improves. You've being doing a good job in this new year, for the most part.
But sometimes, you cause The Boy to act in ways that are not in his best interest.
Take the uncontrolled eating thing. Could you get a grip on yourself, and notice when The Boy's stomach is full? I worry about his health, his energy level, and how much weight he'll gain when you're off the clock.
But that isn't my deepest, darkest fear with you.
I'm not a young mother. In general, parents do not outlive their children. That is a mere fact of life.
I will die someday. And The Boy will have to depend on you to steer him down the right path. Your instability and your penchant for impulsive thoughts can only mean trouble for The Boy in the long run.
Who will help him when he gets arrested as an adult? Who will help him to overlook petty grievances, and not resort to acts of extreme anger, as he has in the past?
Surely you remember the two days in juvenile detention - that's nothing compared to what would happen in an adult facility.
Brain, you have let The Boy down in the past. I know it's not your fault - you are sick. You do a good job of reminding The Boy to take his meds, but you need to work harder at improving yourself. Do your best work, brain!
Don't let The Boy down, he needs you working at your top efficiency. He needs you to rewire the parts that are broken, and use these new connections to improve his social interactions.
Strive for growth, not negativity and sarcasm. Get all your synapses firing, fill yourself with positive thoughts and practical skills that will help The Boy become The Man.
I won't be around forever to remind you to get back on track.
You're taking care of a very special person. Keep him safe and help him to have a long and happy life. Try to let him have a life with as much independence as you can muster.
I have done what I can to influence you, so far. The rest is up to you.