Yes it's finally here our son is graduating from Grade 12 next week. We are trying to figure out how life will work as he turns from a teen under our responsibility to an adult this summer.
I am not sure how you all have dealt with this issue - but what happens when his room isn't clean? Does he still do chores? How about coming and going at the wee hours of the night?
My mind is scrambling to figure out how I am going to adjust to this new lifestyle he'll be having in just a short time.
He's undecided yet about what his plans are for after high school. He's a bright kid who never liked school and therefore never applied himself. Last year I received a letter in the mail from his school and I almost fainted when I opened it to find out that he had made the honor roll! Now that was a proud day for this Momma Bear!
You see when he was in Grade 10, we did a little bribery to get him to focus on doing his assignments and studying - it obviously worked! The problem was that this year he got himself a job and the bribery that we used previously was retired.
I had hoped and prayed that he'd continue on this road of studying hard and getting good grades. I really wanted to see him attend university this fall, instead it looks like he's going to try to get into mechanics. I am fine with him being a mechanic, I just think that he is wasting some of those 'smarts' God has blessed him with.
So now me and the DH have to sit back and watch our DS for the next few months to see if he'll take his own imitative and get his life on track or if he'll free fall. He's got no more than two months before we step in an give him a friendly boot in the rear to get him on track.
I know we're not the only ones who have had to deal with this transition period. Do you have any advice? I'd love to hear from others about what worked and didn't work for you.
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