My son said something like this to me this morning when he was asking me to wake him up a little earlier for school as he wants more time to wake up. I had started trying to get him up at 7:30 but didn’t accomplish this until after 8. He was wondering how he would get up for school if he lived on his own as he doesn’t wake up to alarms.
I didn’t say much when he told me this just smiled and said: Yes I know.
Small steps in realizing that just because his birth certificate says that he is an adult that he is not self sufficient and is dependent on others to help him reach even his own goals. This is not a bad thing. I consider it a step in what he calls growing up. My heart usually fills with pride when I hear him have these little epiphanies.