School is about to begin! HALLELULIA....OH FARTS
SS15 is going into the 8th grade this year (He is behind socially and scholastically due to his autism and adhd) We are looking forward to another year of positive growth. In the past two years he has made leaps and bounds of progress; of which I am really very proud.
However, He is 15. It is time he started thinking about growing up a little bit more.
This is where I am the odd one out in my family. As the only NON-Autistic person...I am sometimes accused of not understanding. I do understand that SS15 is immature for his age and socially connects better with the younger kids; but it's time for him to start thinking about a future.
When he graduates high school at 20; what will he do for a living? Will he continue to college? If so; NOW is the time to start buckling down and getting the better grades.
I want to see him taking it more seriously at home. Last year, I swear, I never saw him working on anything at home...Hell, if he would just read something that has NOTHING to do with video games I would be happy.
DH didn't seem to be on the same page with me today when I tried to talk about this year being a crucial year. He seemed to think that we should just wait and see what the teaching team has to say. Which makes me....tense...to put it nicely. DH had better start taking my thoughts a little more seriously.
At 15, I knew I wanted to be a teacher or journalist. I knew that the ONLY way out of my white trash existance was through education; and I put myself through college. I did become a journalist. Now...well, I am back in college because that liberal arts degree is useless and Journalism as I know it is no more (Don't get me started--seriously--don't)
Maybe that is why I am worried for his future so much.
He will launch. Gorram it! I know it will be when he is 21 or 22...but he will launch.