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Scariest Thing on the Road EVER

This is a photo of the scariest thing I have ever seen on the road. What’s scarier is that it’s inside my own minivan! This may look harmless to you, but you are not sitting in the middle of this heart clenching scene where I was when I took the photo and was completely white-knuckled. Don’t see what I’m talking about? Look harder…. It’s….

…… MY TEENAGER behind the WHEEL!

That’s right. His driver permit was obtained today.

Learning to drive is such a huge rite of passage, for the teen and the parent! Is any parent ever ready for this? I swear it was just last week when he was in kindergarten.

Seriously though, I am signing him up for a Driver’s Ed road training class, and he is taking a safety course as well. Not only that, but he told me himself that he plans to be a “good driver”. I guess we all were new drivers at some point, and I’m not going to last very long if I hold my breath every time I hand him the keys now, am I? It’s time to cowboy up and accept the fact that this day has finally arrived.

ATTENTION DRIVERS OF NORTH AMERICA: A new driver has taken the wheel. You have been warned.

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1 Soultravelers3 { 01.27.10 at 6:58 pm }

LOL! Oh my! I'm not looking forward to that day, luckily my baby is just 9, so I have a few years to prepare. ;)

Good luck to your new driver!

2 Andy Hayes | Sharing Travel Experiences { 01.28.10 at 11:21 am }

Thanks for the warning. :-) I'm sure you'll be fine.

3 Francine { 02.04.10 at 4:32 am }

Wow! What a milesone! We'll be on the lookout for him :) .

4 hari { 02.16.10 at 11:12 pm }

drive is slow and steady

5 Leslie { 08.01.10 at 7:17 am }

Ha HA Ha the kid looks agitated,my kid is only 3 years old but i know how it feels on your first drive outs