Just wanted to update my readership on our big son, Wolf, who has now, as of today, achieved a stellar ONE WEEK on Level 5, the highest level at CHYC.
He called to tell Yukon last night that he was still "on Level", as the kids refer to it, and was able to go on a few outings without incident last week. Therapists B&B (as I call them now) also have begun a series of trips with Wolf to stores like Wal-Mart, prime ground for misbehavior. These trips are designed to foster a sense of self in a chaotic environment (and isn't Wal Mart just perfect for that). Wolf is given an objective he must reach by the end of the outing, as well as a list of things he needs to "buy". This week it was milk, eggs, shampoo, and the like; showing him the basics of budgeting and money management. It's about time.
I just got off the phone with Therapist B. and he had in his hand a permission slip. Not just for a day outing, but for a camping/rock climbing overnight into Cottonwood Canyon. I couldn't say 'Yes' fast enough.
It's time to let him go. Struggle, yes, maybe even fall, but know that somebody is below to belay him to safety. Perfect.