Today Alan went to Grady’s house after school. It marked the first time he rode home on a friend’s bus. According to Alan, the two classmates played on Grady’s trampoline and swing set until Mom picked him up. He was definitely proud to have a little taste of independence.
It’s also worth noting that Alan went through the proper approval channels to set this meeting up, including getting permission from his parents and the school office to ride bus #29 instead of bus #3. Earlier this year, when Alan made an executive decision to board Grady’s bus without informing anyone in advance, he was a bit surprised by the reaction of the bus driver and ensuing call to Mom’s work.
He’s come a long way this year. 🙂