Friday Confessional

Friday, February 18, 2011

I have a confession..........

On Wednesday my son took his behind the wheel test and he passed.  I now have a licensed teenager and I am so freaked out. Yes so freaked out I actually lied to him and told him the insurance is not active until Friday just to give me a few days to let the reality set in. I feel like a horrible mom, and I don't know how to over come the fear.

Whats a mom to do????


Clairity February 17, 2011 at 9:48 PM  

My son got his license last year but I'm still the one driving mostly. He's away at college right now but he won't be getting a car for now. The fear is definitely there. I don't like the idea of him driving when I'm not there.

Following you on GFC.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip February 18, 2011 at 12:30 AM  

Trust him! That's my mom advice...ya know, because I am a reliable source...with all of the kid's I've raised.

Poor thing is involved in so many school acitivites he won;t even have a chance to drive around and get in trouble ;)

AndreaLeigh February 18, 2011 at 12:33 PM  

oh dear! my son is 13 months so I'm no where near this point but my heart breaks for you. I know it is exciting to see them hit these huge life milestones but at the same time you must worry and realize how fast time is passing. hugs!

jennykate77 February 18, 2011 at 12:46 PM  

I would be totally FREAKED OUT too!!! Sorry. I don't really have any good advice. I'm just praying that the driving age will increase in the next 9 years...before my 7 year old becomes a driver. Freaks. Me. Out.

Hope your fears are calmed somehow. I'm sure he is a good driver. You just need to remind him to be responsible and DON'T TEXT while driving. That's scary stuff!

Good luck, mama!

Rachel Murphy February 18, 2011 at 4:18 PM  

So with you! I now have two driving I swear it took at least 3 months for me to be able to breathe again. But with time it will get better.

Have a great weekend!

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali February 19, 2011 at 10:06 PM  

Thank you ladies, I really appreciate all the support. Its not that I don't trust him, its everyone else on the road that scares me.

fatgirlwearingthin February 21, 2011 at 7:12 PM  

Breathe deeply, Steph. My father let me out on the road after teaching me about defensive driving. His exact words, which I still remember after all these years: Ellen, expect everyone else to drive like total shit. Expect everyone next to you, in front of you and behind you to not have a clue as to what they're doing. You have to drive for them by keeping them the hell away from you.
If nothing else, it sure made me more alert of other drivers!

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