FosterAbba here. Yondalla is on her way to her vacation destination, so she asked me to post the following update:
Don't let anyone tell you that caring for an older child means missing all the "firsts." As we boarded this morning I said, "you've flown before right?" He grinned and said, "Yeah, but this is the first without handcuffs."
We are scheduled on separate flights next. I took him to his gate and gave him a hug. He will have to wait for us for hours as we are taking two planes. Ridiculous itinerary.
Still it means this is his first flight alone! No guard, no handcuffs, no parents.