Remember "The Permit?" Guess what???

  1. After I finally got used to his driving which is actually very good...when I'm with him and my stomach got used to its' ups and downs, yesterday he went and passed the road test. Now the worrying starts all over again...Since then, HE BOUGHT HIS OWN CAR, a 91' ford escort. It's amazing how clean he keeps it, and God forbid you leave anything behind! He says,"Hey, clean your mess before you get out!" I guess all that preaching is finally paying off! Now if I could only get him to keep his room that clean, I'll feel like I really raised him right! Teenagers sure are something else. Why it seems like yesterday he had his little steering wheel on his carseat (a momma moment) *SNIFF*
    Last evening he comes home with one of his friends...the child had this hair do, bleached blonde spikes. I said to myself,"I can deal with this," and went about my business. His name is Christian...how appropriate LOL. :chuckle
    He's on his own now and I pray the whole time he's gone. After he took his friend home, my son walks in the house and announces, "I'M STILL ALIVE AND IN ONE PIECE!" Thank you Jesus, thank you Lord for getting him home safe and sound... Now to think I get to do this all over again in three short years...:stone whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    I feel for you. I had my drivers license at age 16. Oldest child is 16 1/2....asked him when getting a job so can he can get license "I'm not ready yet. Dont want to be 'YOUR GOOFER' ".
    LOL....after all my years of trucking him around. So I have time yet before worrying. Hasn't discovered girls yet either. I'm SO lucky!
  4. by   nursedawn67
    My oldest daughter turns 15 this July.....Oh good lord it's going to start for me!! And the worst thing is.....the summer she turns 16 my 2nd daughter turns 15!!!!! CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!!!!!!!!!! LOL
  5. by   kaycee
    My 18yo daughter has been driving for almost 2 years and I'm still relieved everytime she arrives home safely. My son turned 16 in Dec. Here we go again. There have been quite a few tragic accidents in PA lately involving speeding and teenage drivers.
    In fact sadly one was a friend of my daughters.
    It really affected both my kids, and I think it's made them much more safety conscious.
    Gosh if we could only protect them forever!
  6. by   night owl
    Most of the accidents around here involve teenagers and it's scarey. Sometimes I wonder if teens should be allowed to drive at 16. Some are mature enough and are very cautious. Others don't have a clue how dangerous it is out there. They take risks, they ignore the speed limit signs and think it's a game. Some drink and drive and think nothing of it. One kid always says to my son, "Let's see what this machine can do???" And there I am saying, "Jimmy don't you dare!" Now that I'm not with him and he's on his own, I only hope he listened and learned from all that I've preached about. But there's always that one chance and that chance could be his last. I guess you just have to trust them to use their good judgement.
  7. by   semstr
    I am so glad, you have to be 18 to go for your lisence here!!
    And still, a lot of accidents are from the young (Drunk!) ones.

    I feel for you, take care, Renee

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