Pass The Xanax My Teen Is Driving

Yesterday our oldest got his driver’s license!!! ((looks at bottle of bailey’s and then looks at her coffee))  It was his second attempt but he passed.  I should be happy for him and there is a part of me that is because even though it was so many moons ago, I still remember being 16 and so excited that I could finally DRIVE!!!  But now as a parent, being responsible for what my 16 year old does behind the wheel frightens me.  I had to sign a form stating that I will be held responsible for any of his actions while driving.  Like seriously?  I can’t be with him every second and regardless how much we try to teach our teens right from wrong they are still going to make their own decisions.  Decisions that could ultimately haunt their parents.  I totally understand why some parents make the choice not to let their kids get their license until they are 18.  Even though not much changes in a teens mentality between the ages of 16 and 18, at least at 18 they are considered an adult and responsible for their own actions.

'Dad put that sign there to keep tabs on my driving!'

Now Junior B (our 16 year old) has always been a very level headed individual.  Even at the little ol age of 10 when I first met him he was older beyond his years.  An old sole I guess one could say.  He’s not into being the most popular or the best well liked.  He has a handful of friends and he is fine with that.  He doesn’t strive for attention and I can honestly say that he has only made a handful of “truly” stupid choices since I have known him.  Does that mean that I am just going to hand over the keys anytime he needs to get somewhere?….NOPE.

'I've completed driver's ed, auto repair and sex ed. Now may I borrow the car?'

I am sure there will be times that I will use his being able to drive to my full advantage…like when we have run out of milk and I am just too tired to go to the store.  But for now, until we have “tested” the waters…his driving a vehicle without me or hubby in it…will be limited.

Parent Supervision on Teen Driving.

The Twinkle Diaries

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I am a mother of 5, a wife to 1, and a fully certified domesticated momster who likes to blog about motherhood, marriage, and anything else that pops into my crazy head all with a side of sarcasm and a glass of wine.

7 thoughts on “Pass The Xanax My Teen Is Driving”

  1. Yikes!! I can’t imagine, but I only have 1.5 years until we reach this milestone ourselves. He’s counting the days. I’m in denial and will happily remain there as long as possible.

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  2. I just realized we only have five more years until we get here…oh my goodness, oh my gOODness. (Sorry, recently watched the original Annie.) I saw a sign recently: “Driving is a privilege, not a right, for your teen.” We’re going to post that sign along with my addendum: “You act up? You don’t drive.” 🙂

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  3. Phew, we have like 14 years before this can happen! I didn’t learn until I was 22 and am glad I was that bit older. It scares me a bit when I drive past cars that are being driven by such young kids! Your way of dealing with this is brilliant though – making him prove himself to you before you let him out alone, brilliant – I’ll have to remember that for the future! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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