Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by slsh, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    thank you. No piercings. Normal clothes. Looking healthier than I've seen him in years. Wanting a ride to local hardware store to talk to ... the boss... about... his hours. :faint:

    But first... can we quick stop at home ... to remove.... his beloved black nail polish. :faint: :faint:

    He looked *so* good. Really *really* good.

    Not going to get my hopes up, but just savoring this one day where he sure does look like he's heading in the right direction.

    He thanked me about 50 times for the ride. :faint:
  2. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    :bravo::bigsmile: Hope this new path continues!
  3. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator


    May it continue!
  4. Jules71

    Jules71 Warrior Mom since 2007

    :woohoo: YAY!! Enjoy!
  5. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    We need a smilie for dead fainting away!

    Way To Go, thank you!!!
  6. Jena

    Jena New Member

    love to hear good news! that's great! good for him! and you!
  7. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Wow! Savor away- I don't blame you! I would have been taking pictures!
  8. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Wow! I almost didn't open the post cause I was scared of what he did now.

    Yippee!!! a great day :)
  9. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I'm with JJJ. I was afraid to read what he did now. Good news is good news. Way To Go thank you.
  10. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Fantastic news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This totally made my day!
  11. tawnya

    tawnya New Member

    Wooo hooo!

    Good for thank you.
  12. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I needed some good news tonight. Thank you.
  13. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    LOL, you guys who were worried about another stunt. I'm thoroughly enjoying this stage of detachment. We have a very firm don't ask/don't tell policy in place here, and it's working pretty good. Stress levels re: thank you are really at an all time low. What's kind of funny is now that we don't ask about the nitty gritty details of his life, he's making more of an effort to do stuff he thinks will please us (like get a job, get a GED, go to college). He moved back down to our village last month (not our home) and he kept wanting to make sure it was "okay" with- us. I keep telling him that what he does now has absolutely nothing to do with- us. We love him unconditionally, period. If he wants to join a circus and that makes him happy - great! We want him to be happy, by *his* definition of happy. Our approval is meaningless - in fact, approval isn't even part of the equation anymore. It's not our place to approve or disapprove - it's his life and we hope he makes the very most of it, on his terms.

    He's struggling with- the concept. Poor kid - his timing always has been off.

    But it sure does warm my heart when he looks as good as he did today. :bigsmile:
  14. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Way To Go thank you!
  15. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    LOL...another one who was afraid to open the thread!

    I do hope you got pics. I so love taking pics to show grandkids. Cory and Jamie already are doing the "DO NOT show them THAT!" LOL.

    So happy thank you is on a happy path.
  16. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I was hoping for something good when I opened the thread!!!


    Way To Go ***ALL OF YOU***!
  17. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Wow, awesome!
    Congrats. This seems to be a really good direction. Go for it, all of you!