I should have thought up a better title, I should have been writing of this earlier. Actually, no, I couldn't as today is the first of the performances and who knew where this would end?
My son, my oldest, my glorious 14 year old Aspie has one of the main roles in his youth theatre group's play.
My oldest son has seven performances in this very professional production. Today, tonight, tomorrow, tomorrow night, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Did I mention his role really is one of the most important in the play?
He plays The Beast.
To top this off, starting Monday he has EIGHT exams - his finals for Grade 8.
Pressure? Hell yes, for any child. For one on the autism spectrum? Overwhelming for most.
But not for this boy.
I AM SO DAMN PROUD I COULD BURST!
He aced the first performance, and as we walked away when I picked him up two little girls were talking to the director and excitedly whisper "Is that The Beast? We liked him best."
I cannot wait to see him in action tonight, but even without having witnessed him in action yet I could not be on a greater high.
And he is self-assured and calm about his exams (which strangely is how he has been all year - stresses over assignments, relaxed and confident in his intelligence and knowledge for exams... go figure) without a sign of anxiety.
This was undreamt of EVER!
~Refer early years posts~
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