The fact that my daughter now drives is so exhilarating. I know most parents fall into habitual worry when their teens begin driving....Not.Me! My daughter driving simply means I get to watch an entire television show, or wash and dry a full load of clothes, or even take a nap without the interruption of that dreaded phone call "can you pick me up now?". Oh, how I dreaded those words. Just the thought of them make my nostrils begin to twitch.
I should have been grateful to hear my daughters voice when she was calling asking for a ride home but really, some days I'd have to make four to 6 trips dropping her off, picking her up, taking her here, taking her there..... Believe me, you cannot have a normal life when you have an active teen. And the simple fact that she was doing nice, clean, fun activities didn't make it any easier.
Do I sound ungrateful or naggish? (that's my word and you can't have it) Do I? I don't mean to, but I went through this driving the kid around thingy for 2 girls, almost back to back. Do couples these days having 4 children separated by only 2 years have any idea what they're in for when those little buggers get into their early teens? Any idea? NO. Of course not. Having four children that close in age means one thing and one thing only, at least a decade of chauffeuring your teen and their friends. A DECADE people! May as well just sell the house and buy a motor home!
Just minutes ago I get a call "Mom, are you hungry?". I love it. I don't have to go anywhere, don't have to drive to the store or make myself lunch. How stinkin' much better can it get??
She's driving, she's driving, she's driving........Now on to new worries.......