Small Miracle

It's finally happened and I can't be more thrilled!  The son has found a part-time job.  After over a year of doing almost nothing he will now have to go to work in a deli.  He doesn't start his training until the 19th.  The only thing I'm not thrilled about is I will probably be the one having to drive him back and forth to work.  Our bus system does not always have buses at all times of the day and none at night.  It's pretty hard to catch a bus when they are so few and far between.

Once we get a schedule for him we will take a look at the bus schedule and see if he can catch it some times.  This spring he is going to have to get his license because I will not be driving him to work forever.  The daughter will also have to get her license and then they can fight over our one crappy car.  Maybe we will be able to afford to get another car and have two between all four of us.  One can always dream.


Congrats to your son! Good news indeed!
Birdie said…
Yippee! :-)
Mama Pea said…
You said you weren't going to chauffeur him around when your son refused to get his driver's license. If you stuck to that, maybe now he can start saving part of his salary and put it towards buying a car of his own. Not having you to drive him to and from work would be good incentive for him to get his license. If he can't find public transportation to get to his job (before he gets his license), he will have to face the consequences. It's all part of growing up and learning self-responsibility which is harder for some kids than others. So far all he's learning is that it's easier for him to rely on you. Sometimes good parents need to exert tough love to help their kids over the humps.
Sparkless said…
Thanks Debra and Birdie.

Mama Pea. He would be more than happy to not go to work and just stay in his room all day. When we stopped driving him places he just doesn't go out. He has some mental health issues that make it difficult for him. We walk the line between trying to support him and not enabling him to be totally isolated. He will be taking a bus when he can and we will insist that he gets his license this spring. If he doesn't then we won't drive him anywhere. Once he gets going on his job we will expect him to pay a small amount as rent too.
Mama Pea said…
I'm sure it is very difficult for you to walk that line. It's so hard for parents to know what is the best thing to do in all circumstances. We feel much responsibility for our kids, and yet they are the ones who have to make their way in the world eventually. It's tough. Hang in there. It will get better.

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