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#1 SelceLisbeth

Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:33 PM

After a huge amount of planning and OT, Speechie and psych sessions (as well as very good friend) DS16 is heading off with his friend to the MCG tonight to watch the soccer - without an adult!!

Every possible scenario has been discussed and planned for. Its a huge step and im quietly trying hard not to panic.

#2 Eggg

Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:34 PM

Hope he has a wonderful time!

#3 Weirdly Sane

Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:37 PM

We get it. We know how much work has gone into planning this and how you know you need to give him some freedom but at the same time you're terrified.

Now, what plan do you have to distract yourself?  (and no, don't say study ;)  )

#4 SelceLisbeth

Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:41 PM

lol, Im on intra trimester break! Dont know what to do with myself! lmaooo

He doesnt get back in until 1:30am!!!!

#5 kyrrie

Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:50 PM

Oh congratulations to him. That is brilliant. I really hope it goes well.

#6 Fresh Start

Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:26 PM

Oh wow, I'm sure all will go well. I have never experienced anything like what you and your kids go through but I have followed your posts and can just imagine the planning.

#7 SelceLisbeth

Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:27 PM

Just got a call from DS. He is handling himself so well. There has been a change to the trains because of line repairs. He has bene able to work out with his friend how to get around and just called to check with me that they had figured it out ok.

Very proud.

#8 Fresh Start

Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:34 PM

That is such great news.

#9 F.E.B.E

Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:35 PM

Well done! Huge achievement for you and your DS.

#10 SelceLisbeth

Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:49 AM


Home in one piece. Even able to catch an earlier train with their changes. :)

Now im too sugared and coffeeeeeed up to sleep.

DS is a bit broken. I think it took everything he had. He got in trouble at school today for doing something stupid and very out of character. I knew it was the angst of tonight otherwise I would have been tempted to call off the night. He is a bit teary now though. I feel for him.

#11 TinyTerry

Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:40 AM

That's such great news that he did it and he should be so proud of himself!
Many of us have often done silly things out of character when we are anxious or excited. Hope he remembers the fun night rather than getting into trouble 😀

#12 Weirdly Sane

Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:40 AM

Yes that effort and the self-imposed pressure on himself will have been so draining for him.

But by the weekend when the dust has settled a little you'll be able to speak with him more calmly and tell him just how proud you are.  It's a major step on the road to independence.

#13 Ghost Girl

Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:36 PM

Well done LS in helping your son achieve such a milestone. Hope he pulled up okay today.

#14 SelceLisbeth

Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:50 PM

Today he is a feral jerk that I would happily trade in for a milky bar. But I guess thats par for the course. lol

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