Now that Abe has gotten at least one (but only one) college acceptance, is the time to turn our thoughts to what he is going to do over the summer.
Option One (his preferred choice): sit inside at home all day and play computer and video games
Option Two: get a job
I pick option Two.
But what job?
He probably only has 6 weeks at home full time (maybe 7-8 depending on when classes and orientation start). And do I want him to have a job during the school year?
And how much work should Mom put in to this effort?
The simple solution is to have him work for our friend and handyman, L. Abe has often worked for L in the past. But this is dependent on L having the contracts, as well as enough work to take on an extra helper. But that's lined up and now I don't have to think about it.
But the other day, I was talking to Abe at school and I guess that his therapist had brought this very idea up for discussion.
This is what they came up with, subject to approval by the school.
(Hold your horses, don't ask yet why a job for a High School graduate is subject to approval by the high school!)
First a little bit of background info: In the two summers that Abe has been at the FLC boarding school, we has opted into electives about working in the garden.
So the possible idea is that Abe be a gardener for the school over the summer. While living at home. And getting paid. And starting work at 7 am.
Only the 7 am threw Abe. But I reminded him that I get up for work at 6 am anyway and he'd just have to get up a few minutes earlier to eat, take his meds and brush his teeth. Before driving 45 minutes to work (which is something that lots of people do around here).
So it's a possibility. And it's not one that Mom set up. Wow.