Wednesday, February 27, 2008

In the Driver's Seat

Big milestone in our lives today! Parker received his driving permit! YIKES! They actually give these out to kids...mere infants really.... when they turn 15. Then, they can practice for a year with a very brave, responsible, heavily tranquilized adult in the passenger seat. Here we go! I was tempted to take my camera to the DMV today to document the whole ordeal...but, well, 15-year-old boys tend to freak out when their moms insist on whipping out the gargantuan SLR in public.:)

Just guess what the first thing was that Parker said to me as we walked out the door, his permit in hand?

"Keys, Mom?"

I almost hyperventilated, but I think I'm okay now. This will take a bit of getting used to! And 40 hours of driving time before he gets his license.

Well, I'm off to take a tranquilizer!

But, he does look happy behind the wheel, doesn't he?

27 comments:

hailiriley said...

Congrats to him and good luck to you!!!
Cari

Mom2Drew said...

Oh wow...congrats! That's such a big step. Nice documentation.

Nicole said...

OMGosh! I"m not looking forward to that day. I lol at your journaling. Can't wait to hear how MOM does in the next few months.

Bobbi said...

Oh boy, good luck ;) That is really so exciting though, I remember how much fun it was to drive my mom everywhere with my permit.

Kristi said...

Wow...I bet he's SO excited!!!! He looks so little! I can't believe they let babies drive. I can't believe they let ME drive! ;) Seriously, what a COOL thing to document!!

Kari said...

Oh my gosh! I'm nervous for that day and my DD is only 2! He does look excited!

Angela2932 said...

What a big day! I actually think the earlier the better for the permit. Here, babies get them at 14 (years, at least, not months). They're a whole lot more willing to listen to all your pearls of wisdom (slow down! slow down!) when they're 14 or 15, than when they're 16. Congratulations on this wonderful milestone in your lives!

Michelle said...

wow! congrats on both the new driver and your new addiction to tranqulizers :)lol! good luck! my turn is coming soon enough...sigh

Val said...

OMG whatever you do don't tell him I said this, but he looks so little! I remember being 15 and thinking i could run the road... scary

Anita said...

OH MY! Congrats to him and good luck to you mom! hehe

Kathy P said...

well, congrats to parker! :) and i hope you're doing ok. :) my kids are 6 and 10 and i can TOTALLY wait for this day to come! i'm not in any hurry for them to grow up just yet!

Mom2Aliyah said...

Congrats to him!! You will be fine ;) I remember getting my permit...seems so long ago but my mom didn't want me driving either :)

jewels said...

Good Luck...

He looks so young..., gosh it brings back memories of me having to learn to drive with my mother!!

The look on his face is priceless! :)

I hope we hear some fun stories from you in the comming months! :)

Cheers,
jewels

Amy said...

Congrats! I bet he is beyond thrilled!

Stacey said...

Wow. Congrats. Nice picture to go along with a big moment.

Sharon said...

Yikes! My son has been talking about getting his license for 2 years and he is only 9! They need to supply xanax or valium with those permits!

Deb said...

How exciting!!! Moe will be 12 next month and reminded me just yesterday that he ONLY had 4 yrs to practice and should probably get started right away!

Amanda said...

Oh Lord! I can wait for this day in my house. I remember being so excited to get mine. My poor parents. And now I just think of having to go through it with my girls. I have a little anxiety attack just thinking about it really. Congrats to him though...it is such a big step in life.

Becky said...

Congrats to him. We're going to be hitting that milestone in August--I'll start stocking up on the tranquilizers now thanks to your advice!

pakosta said...

oh man!
congrats! and good luck!
he doesn't look old enough to drive !!!
tara

Jen said...

Yeah!!! Good for him...

Jess said...

Oh my! How exciting and scary! I do NOT look forward to my boys getting their permits... it's a mere 3 years off for Austin and I shudder to think! *hugs* to you, and sending tranquil thoughts your way for all that practicing he'll be doing!

mom2three said...

What a capture! I'm not looking forward to this myself, but he sure looks happy!

Shawna said...

Gaaahhh! I can definitelty wait for this day!! haha what a cute pic! Great job documenting such a special and memorable day!

Tori said...

Congrats! I bet he's thrilled and so excited!

Scrapper88 said...

How fun, congrats to him!! Bet you are a nervous wreck!! LOL

cherie said...

such a fun time....for them (LOL). I have been throught his twice and that first time they drive off by themselves that is a tough one. Congrats to him