Bewitched: I forgot to tell you congratulations. That is a huge milestone for you, especially since your son has special needs. I am very proud of you for not letting him make excuses for himself because of his autism. I teach, and I see a lot of parents who make excuses rather than helping their children make a life. You have given him a chance at a normal, fulfilling life, and it is the hardest but best thing you could ever give him.
I know how you feel about getting older. My daughter goes for her driver's test tomorrow (Wisconsin watch out!) and I feel so old.
Katwomankath, LOVE the story! That sounds like my daughters and I when we go out somewhere, except that if they even think that I am enjoying the looks of a guy, they go nuts with giggles.
So long as we are telling funny stories, here is one from a few days ago...
My 16 year old daughter and I were folding laundry when she suddenly looked up and exclaimed: "Guys sizes are just weird. Why don't they make them simple like girl's clothes, you know, 2, 3, 4,and FAT."
Not only did the laundry hamper make a satisfying thud at it hit her, I posted the comment on Facebook, and she has gotten tons of rather hormonally driven e-mails from all my friends. Revenge is sweet.
We have a great relationship, and she is actually having fun with the whole thing now, so she didn't mind that I posted this.