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Bit of a proud Mum moment :-)
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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 23 2013, 9:07am

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Bit of a proud Mum moment :-) Can't Post

Those who've known me for a while know that my three boys are autistic. So things can be a wee bit crazy around here, but times like this always make it all worthwhile. Heart

My eldest son is going to be learning to drive soon, so we needed to get a manual car to teach him in. We've been preparing him for it and the fact that we probably couldn't afford to buy a new car, which he was accepting.

Well today we bought his car, a brand new Kia Rio. Took him to see it after school, without telling him where we were going (boy was he twitchy!). He was so happy he was almost crying and he spontaneously threw his arms around me, hugged me really tight and yelled "You're the best!! I LOVE YOU MUM, FOREVER!! "

He then turned to his Dad and gave him a massive hug too. EvilHeart

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Sorry, I still can't quite believe we were able to get the car and I'm still a bit emotional over his response.

Love My Boys! HeartHeartHeartHeart

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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May 23 2013, 10:08am

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Wow [In reply to] Can't Post

Lucky guy!!!!

Love the colour of that car, different but very cool.



elaen32
Gondor


May 23 2013, 10:13am

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Awww, that's great Kel! [In reply to] Can't Post

And what a lucky lad to have a new Rio!- I have a Kia Cee'd- one of the new models, and I'm really happy with it- tried a Rio too, which was also pretty good. So, good luck to him in his driving lessons! Also nice for you and your husband to have such a genuine response- I see a lot of kids who just expect to get these things and don't really appreciate it. You're obviously great parents!Cool
PS and did you have a little tear in your eye as well?I would have done!

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DanielLB
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May 23 2013, 10:29am

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How lovely! [In reply to] Can't Post

I can imagine how ecstatic he must have been. Have you taken him out in it yet? I don't really know how learning to drive works in Australia - do you teach the kids yourself or do most people have driving lessons? My driving instructor was a right meanie - oh the amount of times he would have me on the verge of tears for making a mistake.

But you forgot to mention the most important thing Kel ... what Middle-earth name have you given to the Kia Rio? Wink


sador
Half-elven


May 23 2013, 10:38am

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No photos of the hug? [In reply to] Can't Post

Congragulations Kel! You deserve all the proud Mum moments you can get.


Luinnár
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May 23 2013, 11:43am

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I'm starting to learn how to drive too! :) [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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May 23 2013, 11:55am

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With this blue colour [In reply to] Can't Post

the name of the car has to be Vilya!



dernwyn
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May 23 2013, 4:12pm

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You have the sweetest boys. [In reply to] Can't Post

(Young and adult, both! Heart)

I've found that autism-spectrum and borderline boys just don't go through much of a "surly teen" age - and they always are generous with the hugs. Smile

I'm curious: you needed to get a standard-shift (manual) for him to learn to drive? Is that a requirement where you live? My eldest told me that if she ever wanted to get a driver's license when she was living in Scotland, that she would have needed to get standard-shift training (the U.S. has primarily automatic-shift cars).

(I once had a standard-shift, and hubby had such trouble getting coordinated enough to use it! Laugh)


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bborchar
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May 23 2013, 7:00pm

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That's wonderful! [In reply to] Can't Post

I would be a proud mother, too :D My son is only 20 months old, but he doesn't talk much, so we are getting speech therapy. I was so proud when he said "uh oh!" for the first time the other day, I almost cried. I can't wait to hear those words one day :)


silneldor
Half-elven


May 23 2013, 11:46pm

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A friend once told me kel, [In reply to] Can't Post

(before we were parents and after a decade and half of marriage) that having kids is the greatest thing in this life. I finally decided to take his word to heartWinkSmile

It's a fact kel...isn't it? It is what life is about. I love, love stories like this. I can understand your joy and can revel in it.

That is a sweet little run-aboutSmile and the color is Cool. We are talking FREEDOM hereLaugh.

But as cool as this is, (my son has his permit presently) driving is serious business. That is why i am teaching him what the union driving jobs i had taught me, and that is the Smith system of Driving. Is has just 5 basic keys which makes it really workable. Perhaps it would be good for you as well.

Please give your son a 'high 5' from us all.

Nifty...just righteously niftyLaugh

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dernwyn
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May 24 2013, 12:41am

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Ah...sil... [In reply to] Can't Post

...why does your link go to a page filled with pics of outhouses?

Fascinating, of course, but I have the feeling it's not what you wanted to link to! Laugh


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dormouse
Half-elven


May 24 2013, 11:13am

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I'm smiling with you [In reply to] Can't Post

Lovely moment for you both Smile.

(My godson's autistic, so I know it isn't always easy)


grammaboodawg
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May 24 2013, 4:03pm

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Fabulous!! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

That's the one thing about Special Needs kids... their feeling are RIGHT THERE! WOW! I'm so happy for you. That warm glow will last a lifetime :)

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silneldor
Half-elven


May 24 2013, 4:36pm

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Oh geez. good grief. [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry kel that was a hold over from something else. The new link did not take over the old dang this thingEvilBlush.

Here is the link i wanted...(checked twice)

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''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
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SirDennisC
Half-elven


May 24 2013, 9:42pm

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Racing Blue? Are you crazy? [In reply to] Can't Post

LaughLaugh

Next you'll be taking him to see Fast and Furious 6!

Nah, that's pretty awesome... and everyone should have to learn on a manual transmission. Very nice sweetie.


Brethil
Half-elven


May 24 2013, 10:01pm

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That's a wonderful growing up moment! [In reply to] Can't Post

And I love the color. One of our Matrixes is the same! Angelic Best and safest wishes to him!!!!!!!

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 25 2013, 3:35am

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We don't have that over here sil [In reply to] Can't Post

but Mr Kel and I have been teaching him all of those key points, just from our own experiences. Nice to know we're going the right way Smile

He's so excited about it, had to go into the car yard again to have another look at it. It's going through the all the final sold stuff before we can bring it home. (Final detailing etc).

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One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

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One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 25 2013, 3:39am

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Thanks dernie [In reply to] Can't Post

I think they're pretty special too HeartHeartHeartHeart

You can learn to drive in an automatic here, but you're only qualified to drive an automatic and it says so on your licence. If you learn in a manual, you're qualified for both. So it's better, and cheaper, if you go for your manual licence right from the start. Even if you never drive another manual car, at least you have the option.Smile

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 25 2013, 4:00am

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Cheers dormouse [In reply to] Can't Post

These little milestones, whilst taken as every day for most people, are such huge steps for our kids. I never thought he in particular would be able to drive. He used to just drift off so much when he was younger SmileHeart

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 25 2013, 4:01am

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Thanks gramma :) [In reply to] Can't Post

He's just over the moon, keeps looking at the photos of it and reading up on all of it's specs LOL

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 25 2013, 4:03am

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Well his Mum drives around in Monza Red B-) [In reply to] Can't Post

So why not? CoolLaugh

Nope none of us are into those movies *yawns*

Thanks dear. I still can't believe we managed to get it for him. *hugs*

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 25 2013, 4:06am

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And a scary one for his parents! [In reply to] Can't Post

Finding it hard to believe he's old enough to start driving. Still, a friend from over here had a bigger shock when she saw the photos on Facebook. Her son is in Kel jnrs year and is doing the same driver training course. She only found out he was doing it after seeing our photos and asked him, his response "Yeah... why???" LOL gotta love teenagers! Mind you I'm still wondering how he got the permission slip signed without telling her what it was about ShockedLaugh

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 25 2013, 4:11am

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Teaching them in Australia? [In reply to] Can't Post

We can do both and usually do. They have to do at least 50 hours of supervised training, which can be either by an adult over the age of 25 with more than 5 years driving experience or by a licensed driving instructor or a combination of both, which as I said before, is how most of us learn.

The fact we can teach our boys makes it much better for them, with their autism, if they ended up with an instructor like you had, it would put them off driving for life!

LOL Kel Jnr said that as it's a good looking car, we should call it Kili Kia LaughLaughLaughHeart

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 25 2013, 4:12am

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Thanks elaen [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah I did get a bit teary EvilHeart

*hugs*

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 25 2013, 4:28am

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Yeah [In reply to] Can't Post

my eldest didn't have any speech, other than echolalia, until he was four and he was diagnosed. Now we can't shut him up CoolSmileHeart

*big hugs*

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play


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