My worst fear about that situation had come and gone without a hitch. I had built all of that fear and anxiety up for nothing. I had told myself that disaster was just a squeaky wheel away and completely missed the opportunity to relax and enjoy the ride as Andrew had.
The courtroom has become the theater. Some kids are so used to being coddled that they never believe they could end up being "in custody." They think that getting a "good lawyer" will walk them out of the courtroom and out of responsibility.
Many of us run away or hide from our fears because they seem scary, uncomfortable, or embarrassing. We also erroneously think we "shouldn't" have them or that we are somehow "wrong" for feeling scared.