Saturday, April 14, 2007


When I went to pick my boy up from work this afternoon I decided to pull over in a neighborhood and let him drive. He was reluctant at first but he got in the driver's seat. He did fine and I really think he is just nervous.

BUT! OH! MY! WORD! I am just having a hard time with my child driving. I mean, I am excited for him and nervous and scared and feeling like I am going to puke, all at once!!!!!!! Is this normal? Is this how I am supposed to feel? Are there others that have almost had to resort to prescription drugs?

I want him to grow up and do the normal things that comes with growing up. AND~don't get me wrong, I think he is very capable of driving a car and driving responsibly. I am just a little apprehensive because HE! WILL! BE! DRIVING!

I am wondering just how calm my Mom really was, sitting in the passenger seat of that lime green Datsun B210. I don't remember her yelling at me. I don't remember my Dad screaming my name when I turned the corner too wide. I do remember that he calmly walked me through changing gears while in a LARGE, EMPTY parking lot.

I do remember being so nervous that I thought I was going to wet my pants! I remember thinking, " This is so not worth it. I really don't need to drive. Mom and Dad can just take me everywhere I need to go."

Yeah, why not? Does he really need to drive when he has two able-bodied parents that are ready and willing to take him anywhere he needs to go? ABSOLUTELY!! So suck it up, Jennifer!! It's all part of growing up!!

Could you hand me the motion sickness bag, please? Thank you!


Anonymous said...

Are we that old!


Resa said...

Oh my! I can't believe it! I think I'd have the same reaction as you! I'm really not looking forward to it at all...thanks for going first!
Love ya,