Johnathan had a really big day. He went to his very first disco! We had never even suggested he should go to anything like that because we really didn’t feel he would be able to cope with it.
Having said that, we were proved wrong.
He loved it! He was absolutely delighted with the evening, except for 2 things. One, we hadn’t given him enough money to spend to get a drink. Two, he was disappointed that he didn’t win the best dancer in the room. Considering he is in the first class of primary school and has never been to a disco, we were not surprised!
Now that I think about it, he loves music.
And stuff that I personally find a bit head-banging. In fact, his music has become too loud for me. So we have set up a system where he is locked into downloaded music on an ipad. We use it for when he is in the car as he hates the car noise and the sound of rain on the car.
Also, he was able to perform in his nursery graduation. We didn’t think he would manage it but he did. We have decided that now we will just give him the choice. If he hates it, we can always go and pick him up.
So the Disco, for Johnathan, shows just how much he has overcome in the six years of his life.
I am amazed and proud of my son for tackling something I never thought to see him do.
Yes, there are still more areas where he needs help to flourish, but we can do this. I had a meeting with the deputy head. We talked about everything he was facing and how he was doing. Even a few months ago, I didn’t believe he would ever be a boy in a normal school, but he is.