How Can He Be Sixteen!?!
Given the last couple of years, it has been nice to see Michael start to be happy again. The transition to a new school, meeting some new people and friends, he is finding new hobbies and interests and obsessions. He still is having issues dealing with his frustrations and how to relate to people (the very definition of a teen with High Functioning Aspergers), but as he has grown from fifteen to sixteen, there is maturity starting to show through again.
Besides the physical changes--he is taller than me, he is starting to sprout a very light hair growth on his upper lip...the maturity into a young man is most startling to me.
Sometimes I can see my son...sometimes I feel like I am seeing the future unfold before me. Sometimes I wonder what the future will hold for him. He wants to go to college. Academically, that is not an issue--socially...he needs to learn how to learn new skills that will help him cope. This is the main reason for the new school.
Michael turned sixteen last Saturday. Today we had his birthday party. Here is to SIXTEEN!
|Detail of Michael's cake|
|Table cloth detail.|
|Ready for the party!|
|After the party...|