Sunday, August 8, 2010

teen driver anxiety!!

okay, okay. i know it's been a while since my last posting and that is unacceptable! i can tell you that i am in a car buying process and it literally takes all my energy away. i become overwhelmed and my focus is only on that and that alone. sheess, it's almost like buying a house on a small scale. is that possible? yes. we will end up purchasing my sister's 1999 honda accord. the timing is just right and i am sooo appreciative of kay kinda waiting unil now to consider her new car. it's safe, reliable, affordable and very decent looking. leia is truly a defensive teen driver. (so far) i trust her driving with me (nearly) and no longer do i need to use the 'ipb' also known as 'imaginary parent brake'. i give her permission to pick up her friend(in my car), drive to the movies, then taco bell and then drop off her friend-on friday night! as long as she was home by 11pm-16 year olds are not permitted to drive between 12am-6am. it's all good (my subie is ultra safe)but i still park myself in the front window of my living room staring outside(for many minutes)-waiting for her call to let me know she arrived safely(not while driving). iv'e heard so many stories about teen drivers from friends and family and there is one that sticks in my mind told by a dear coworker-she said that from the day her daughter started driving on her own, she began praying even harder every day for her. i think i feel the same. i never take for granted a day spent with leia.

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