The boy passed his drivers license test. Yes it took three tries but he persevered and now he is a licensed driver. In fact he is on the road, by himself, right now.
He has no idea where he is going, he has no sense of direction and his dad has not gotten the GPS for him yet but he is only going to school and he should know how to get there on his own.
Can you see all my new gray hairs?
Congratulations to your son! My sympathies to the local traffic.
Congratulations on your freedom from chauffeurdom! At least for one child…
Aren’t you supposed to be following him now incognito? Oh, wait. Did you blog this from a mobile device?
Don’t worry too much. In my experience, only 50% of teenagers total the car in the first year.
One out of two ain’t bad, right?
I’m thinking that doesn’t sound quite as reassuring as I had hoped…
Oh, YES! Good for him!! I know it is scary, but I’m glad for his own self-esteem that he passed. I’m with you on the scary part–I freak out every single time Col takes the car.
Shawn, Thank you and I agree.
Pricilla, It is nice to be able to ask him to go and run a quick errand. I was looking forward to this. I didn’t realize there would be so much worry however.
Kathy, If I were to follow him I’d have to take the truck and he might notice me as I tailgate him. He drives like a grandma and I think I would become too frustrated following behind him. As soon as he gets his sea legs I’m sure he will speed up some but right now he’s a slowpoke.
Mother, That means that one of my children will total my car. That is not the least bit comforting, but thanks anyway.
I had a bigger grin on my face than he did when he finally passed. There was another mom who also had the grin. I’m assuming she had been there many times like me.
Congratulations. I’m sure your insurance agent is ecstatic. Just think of the extra commission on your insurance.
You have my prayers. If it helps, i suggest you buy a St. Christopher medal and put it in the dash of whatever vehicle he drives. The only accidents I ever had where in vehicles without a medal of my patron saint.
It couldn’t hurt, right?
Congrats to your son! Now he can drive you around.. 🙂
Congrats! Hopefully he won’t make you worry too much. I dread when it will come time for my daughter to drive. We were driving south on the highway to a nearby town, and she had no idea where we were going. I mentioned it was the town south of where we live. She gave me a blank look. I go, “Okay, we’re going south, do you know which way is west?” (Note – it was 6:30 in the evening and the sun was shining on her from her side of the car. She goes, “Uh, that way?” as she points behind us. Nope. Her next guess was wrong, too. How did we survive without GPS?
I’d reply to all your comments but it’s all moot at this point.
Please DO thank your son for me. It is because of your fine son, and many other fine people like him to keep people like me employed.