for real?

This envelope came in the mail with the words parent or guardian, The Teen’s full name, and our address – all correct. This is not one of those accidentally got put in our mailbox and we get to give it to a neighbor.

It is now sitting on my desk and I just keep looking at it.

Is there a way out of this?

I mean really, this is silly people!


I don’t mind giving her rides – I mean, I know I complain – but this just is not necessary.

And what government committee decided this? Is it up for debate?

I can see the direction this is all going. Towards the day when she is driving. A car. On a road.

All of this would involve things like reversing, exiting, merging, speeding-up, braking, stopping, turning, parking, signs, directions, wipers-on, wipers-off, blinker-on, blinker-off, snow falling, rain pouring, use of head lights and construction zones.

Maybe this anxiety is driven up a notch as Mr. C days event just happens to include his very own first spin in a motorized vehicle.

Though, he does appear to have some skills here.

But the lack of listening here is not much comfort.

I am looking for a U-turn or an off-ramp here friends. If any are available that you know of, please park a comment here.


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  1. Posted October 12, 2010 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    LOL with the YouTubes!!! HAHAHAHA! That is so great. Turn, turn, turn! Stop, stop, stop!

    Oh Lord, how will we possibly all survive this?! (And, Em, you know I’m not just speaking of The Teen at your house… Yikes.) Stop the madness! Hit the brakes. Put it in reverse. Something?!

    Maybe we just hope they don’t pass the parallel parking torture test? No that would be mean.

    I’m open to other ideas…

  2. Posted October 12, 2010 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    so glad you two have gone before me in this. It’s not even close to being on my radar so I’ll just wait until I get something in the mail. I will say that it is a bit freaky that your children will be on the road. It’s not about them and their lovely brains. I just can’t honestly picture it. Huh? Tried again and nope, can’t honestly picture it.

  3. Barb
    Posted October 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Too bad our kids are usually in the fast lane as we try to capture the moments. But when she is actually driving you will probably be ready. It is so nice when Brooke says, “need anything from the grocery store?” — YES!!!

  4. Emily
    Posted October 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Not alone – whew. Yes – with you heath – can’t picture it – but will be consoled by having some time before she is driving solo. (I’ll say the permit stage has its own anxiety with it!) And barb, this piece of paper still sits on my desk – you would of A) recycled immediately B) filled out the form, written on calendar and sent in the check. ($420.00 check!!!)

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