As parents, we go through many stages with our kids. As babies, we can't wait for them for walk and talk. As they get older, we continue to encourage that independence. Slowly but surely, we have to accept the fact that they aren't little any more.
Then as soon as our minds and hearts have finally accepted one stage, they are taking off again ready for even more independence. But as they hit the teenage years, this also means driver's permits and cars. Now, I don't know about anyone else, but I have very mixed feelings regarding this.
On the one hand, it will actually help out tremendously for him not to need a chauffeur all the time. But I am also terrified out of my wits! I mean, it seems like just yesterday that he was just running his bike into the wall just because it was funny! Now, we are going to let him take a 2,000 lb. vehicle out by himself??!! Are we crazy??
I know that I am not alone in feeling this way. Are you the parent of a teenager? Or looking at those years in the rearview mirror? I would like hear about your fears, your stories, ...whatever might help me to look at this new endeavor from all sides.