A connection - Eureka

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by slsh, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    difficult child is home. One condition is that he must resemble the majority of human race so on way home, husband took him to barber and he got rid of the half shaved, half shoulder length hair style. Trip pants and various demented Dr. Seuss shirts are stashed away in his duffel and are not allowed out while he's here. He's borrowing his brothers' clothing for the moment.

    So he's out at mall today applying for jobs. husband is running the boy ragged, applying, applying, applying. difficult child actually is working right now (on commission, but still).

    Anyway... so difficult child is walking into every store in the mall (plus all the local businesses here in the village they hit yesterday), and the managers are taking time to give him applications and talk with him. difficult child looked at husband in wonderment today and said "Gee, everyone is actually talking to me. Do you think it's the haircut?" :faint: husband assured him that his appearance had everything to do with people's initial response to him.

    I'm just impressed that difficult child figured that out - guess the umpteen million times we told him didn't take. :hammer:
  2. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    difficult children have to learn from experience. It doesn't count if mom or dad told you a hundred million times before.:tongue:

    Hope he lands a job soon!
  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Wow, how great is THAT? Hope he gets a job! This is prime holiday hiring season :)
  4. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Excellent. Best of luck to him. Some positive feedback is important for him fitting in with the rest of the working world.
    I know that feeling of elation when difficult child makes the connection.
  5. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Can I borrow your husband?

    Good news that he was WILLING to get the hair cut and FILLED out applications! Then the lesson in the middle - awesome!
  6. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    SW took the words right out of my mouth. LOL!!

    I'm glad he's trying though and it sounds hopeful!!
  7. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Yup. what we say cannot be right, until they get out into the world and see the difference for themselves. Even then, what we said about things is often long forgotten.

    The whole change, plus the job applications is wonderful!! Seems like he is really trying this time. I hope he is very successful. Working for commission can be highly lucrative if you are good at selling. It is a powerful skill to learn, so Way To Go difficult child!!!!
  8. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

  9. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    OMG, Sue, that's wonderful. I thought I heard your jaw drop up here.

    wm is coming to difficult children age real soon & will need to borrow husband for a day or two. You & the kids can come up & play at MOA.

    Honey, I'm so glad to hear this - such good news.