He Got Up!! Took his test!!! and PASSED!!!!!

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Coookie, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member

    Wahoooooooooooooooooooooooo :bravo: :princess: :princess: :biggrin:

    Didn't think he was going to get up but husband called him downstairs and said... "Aren't you supposed to go take your drivers test this morning? Robby took the day off to get you there..we are loosing money and this is going to stop. You either get up, go take your test or pack your bags and leave.."

    He came upstairs 5 minutes later. :biggrin:

    So anyway...a positive here at the Coookie House and boy did we need it. We have 3 cars and the 93 Toyota has been his since he graduated (although husband has been driving it and storing the Mustang)...so he has his license and a car..no earthly reason now he can't get a job.. :biggrin: He will need it if he wants to keep gas in the car and pay for his part of the insurance. :biggrin:

    I'm feeling good right now. Hoping that he can build on this success.... :smile:

  2. KFld

    KFld New Member

    woohoo :bravo:
  3. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Hip Hip Hooray! DDD
  4. Sunlight

    Sunlight Active Member

    Rob...I had mixed feelings when ant passed his driver's test on the first try...I was glad he could, but feared the new troubles a license would bring..lol

    glad to see you smiling!
  5. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    WAHOOO!!! This is great news, Robby.

    :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

    Suz :smile:
  6. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Robby I am so happy to see a positive post!!!!!! Hopefully difficult child is comming out of his state of 'woe is me' and moving foward. Gotta hand it to your husband! He supported you and your efforts and made difficult child aware of the sacrifice you and he made. Then he set consequences and demanded difficult child act or reap those consequences. I hope this is a hearald of better things to come! -RM
  7. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    What a relief. Glad husband's authority got difficult child out of bed. :bravo: He gets the warrior dad award of the week. Whew, that must be a big load off your shoulders. Now he can be a productive, working young adult. I'm so glad you have a good day for the family.

    PS: we did role play with difficult child about what to do when pulled over by the police. My difficult child would want to argue that it wasn't his fault and end up getting shot. Just a thought.
  8. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Coookie, I'm pleased he passed. Congrats. Maybe, just maybe, he needs something to have gone OK so that he can feel just a little bit more positive? Here's hoping so.

    I hope he now starts looking for a job and finds one really soon.


    Love, Esther
  9. KFld

    KFld New Member

    I would definatley let him know that this is a step in the right direction, but it doesn't end here. Set a time frame that he needs to have a job and be a respectful, contributing member of your family, or he will need to find somewhere else to live. If you are worried about the cold, then give him a dealine of April 1st. It should start warming up by then and you won't feel as guilty if you need to ask him to leave when it warms up a bit. Just remember, when you set time frames, stick to them, or he will never take them serious.
  10. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member




  11. ediwiz

    ediwiz Member

    Way To Go difficult child!!!


    Hope this motivates him to get a job and start making good choices..

  12. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member

    Great! Hopefully, he'll go to school or get a job. Now there is just no excuse. :bravo:
  13. Sue C

    Sue C Active Member

  14. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That's a big step! As Loth said, now he has no excuses about finding a job.

    I would definitely set a deadline.

  15. judi

    judi Active Member

    Oooh Robby - what good news. Next stop, workersville!
  16. Lori4ever

    Lori4ever New Member

    That's great news. Hopefully he will continue to move forward from here.
  17. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Well, this could be good, but it also gives you a new worry...having wheels........hope it gives him the idea of getting a job. Thinking good thoughts and sending them your way.
  18. Ally

    Ally New Member

    Congatulations to your son!!! Ill keep my fingers crossed that he can now find a job to drive to and from
  19. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Baby steps... Glad husband gave him a kick in the behind to get him going.
  20. DazedandConfused

    DazedandConfused Active Member


    And here's a big shout out to your husband: Dude, as a warrior Dad, you, like, totally rock! :warrior: