It's all downhill from here!

  1. Well, this is it.........my baby..........got her learning permit to drive......my life has officially come to an end!
    No more driving for me. No more baby at home. I'm already experiencing the "empty nest syndrome" again.......OMG........

    This is a picture of the offender......isn't she cute?

    well i was trying to download one........will try that later......she's going to kill me yet
    Last edit by Jay-Jay on May 4, '03
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   NurseDianne
    Let's try this!
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  4. by   NurseDianne
    LOL........omg..........wrong picture........but that was her! LOL....:roll
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  5. by   NurseDianne
    That was just to funny,.........sorry ya'll, but I am a proud mom!!
  6. by   RRMLPN
    lol, she's mighty young to be driving a tractor isn't she?? I know how you feel, my 16 yr old obtained her license in nov and now the 15 yr ols will have her permit next month, this is getting just a bit scary not to mention expensive!

    Tell her congrats, the up side is you won't have to do all those pesky errands now, well that is until the newness wears off for her
  7. by   jnette
    No, no... you must turn it AROUND... it's not all downhill at all !

    What pride you will have in her ! What joy to share with her as you see her eyes light up and watch her puff up with that oh-so wonderful feeling of thrill and accomplishment ! Remember how YOU felt? Now she's feeling that, too ! Watch her in amazement and feel it WITH her !

    And just think of all the errands she can run for you... the bread and milk stops, the post office, etc., etc. .... and she will even be MORE than happy to oblige ! For once, the kids don't whine when you ask them to do something for you !

    Enjoy it with her.... a pretty girl. Let her take you out for lunch one day with her driving.. make a fun and special Mom/Daughter time out of it. The possibilities for special joys are endless.

    Be proud.
  8. by   night owl
    Ohhhhh, and be nervous! I couldn't and still can't sleep (when I'm off) until I know my son's home and all tucked into his bed. Two more years and I get to start all over again with my daughter! The fun never ends.....
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    I dunno Jnette . . . I'd like to be positive. And there are good things about kids driving . . . lots of help with errands and getting to practice, etc. BUT both my boys have gotten speeding tickets . . the younger has two! The younger also rolled his brother's pickup on a dirt road scouting for ducks . .took a turn too fast. He was ok . .. got the second speeding ticket after that.

    He is no longer driving and off the insurance. Have you ever seen 20/20 (or was it Dateline?) where they put cameras in cars with teenagers? . . . . SCARY

    And I still have a 13 year old daughter and 21 month old son!
  10. by   jnette
    I do hear you, Stevie, Nightowl, Dennie... et all.

    I guess I'm just the type that refuses to worry about stuff. I KNOW in the back of my head there.. yes, things CAN and DO happen. But I balance that with knowing my kids, or even I can get run over by a DD anytime, anywhere, while walking down the street. There's dangers in everything we do.. EVERYTHING ! Don't have to be driving to have tragedy happen. My 21 yr. old son drove himself out to Az. this past fall. From Va. I prayed for his safety and had him promise to call each night, and left it at that. I HAD to. Or I could have allowed myself to be sick with worry. That wouldn't have changed a thing.
    Sure, the thoughts are there.. I had them, too, when my kids first started driving.... but I would quickly brush them away. I hate stuff like that taking over my mind and ruining what might otherwise be an enjoyable day or evening. I have to have faith.. in my kids... and in my God.

    But I understand the reasons for concern. Really I do. I guess I'm just one of those blissfully ignorant ones who just refuses to think of these things, or dwell on them. All my worrying wouldn't make them one bit safer, nor would it make my day brighter. That's just MY way of seeing things, though.
  11. by   FutureRN~Pookie
    Originally posted by RRMLPN
    lol, she's mighty young to be driving a tractor isn't she
    My thoughts exactly, but cute pic anyway! Hope she does well!

    ~Kacy
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Jnette . . .my 20 year old (the one still driving) just got back from a trip to So. Cal. He drove our van and was gone 4 days . .. had an appt at the college he will attend in the Fall and visited his grandparents. I didn't worry all that much about him for some reason. He has become a safer driver the older he gets.

    So, there's hope for me yet.

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