1 small step for an average kid, 1 giant leap for difficult child

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Farmwife, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Farmwife

    Farmwife Member

    You are the only people who could understand the magnitude of todays events.

    Tiny bit of background: difficult child has always struggled with friendships. He was always the easy one to pick on. We always lived in areas where there were no kids nearby. He has a low self esteem and serious social anxiety. He is 16 and just starting to take tenative steps toward socializing. He has acquantaince, pal, frenemies at school but NOTHING EVER outside of school.

    Today that all changed.:bravo:

    His football teams quarterback called him to go to the park. difficult child is going to be a reciever for the first time so he needs to practice. This was his very first solo social activity since he was at a birthday party in first grade!!! An hour later he called for permission to go with his guy pals to a girls house. *eek* Now an hour after that he is asking to spend the night at the quarter backs house. (yes a parent is there, lol)

    So, husband and I are on our way to town, 9 miles away to officially meet the parents and to quietly drop off some pills.

    I'm in shock, a good shock. I almost feel like crying because this small accomplishment is such a huge step for difficult child.

    p.s. He loves his job, the bosses are very nice and he also did his chores and worked a small shift today.

    Someone pinch me, I must be dreaming.
  2. whatamess

    whatamess New Member

    Absolutely awesome!
  3. WearyWoman

    WearyWoman Guest

    That's great! Your son deserves friendships and all good things. Thanks for sharing some good news.
  4. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Yay!!!! I got teary eyed reading this post. Wonderful news that this young man reached out and helped your son feel wanted. It's a wonderful post and I hope it continues with a vengeance. I'll wait for the day when you post "he is socializing too much" : ) It will be a good day for your difficult child.
  5. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

  6. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Enjoy every minute of this very hard earned success!!!
  7. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    AWESOME!!!!! Make SURE you write about this in your journal or scrapbook or something!
  8. BeachPeace

    BeachPeace Guest

  9. dashcat

    dashcat Member

    I am so happy for your difficult child and for you! I love stories like this.
  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Wow! That's great! I am so happy for you. I hope it works out well.
  11. Jody

    Jody Active Member

    Yippee!!!!! Congrats!