Abbey passed her driver's test!
Now maybe she can drive herself to the jean's store to buy jeans without rips in them. (I'm kidding Abbey!) I wore jeans with holes in them that I put there on purpose in high school and college. I cringe at that now (and I'm sure my parents did also), but that was the cool thing back then. I have to remember that when I open my mouth to say, "Really??? You PAID someone for those???"
She took Andrew to get ice cream that very same day. Freedom! She is ready for some. In small doses of course. A run to the store for me, an outing with a little brother, a pick up or drop off nearby. No highway yet-that freaks me out a little too much now.
A reader asked me how I deal with the whole driving thing-how I get over the fear of it. It's SO hard at first. We start slow...really slow...and the truth is, you just have to get over it. And pray. And of course, every teen is different, and probably ready at a different time for this responsibility. Abbey has honestly been ready for awhile. I lost my driver to college 3 weeks ago, so I was hoping Abbey would pass her test just so I have an emergency back-up driver in the house again. (Although I have to say that it seems with school and crew Abbey is home just about never!)