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My Daughter Just Got Her Driver’s License, And Now She Has My Car!

July 21, 2019

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My daughter earned her driver’s license a few days ago, and now she’s out by herself with my car.  She will pick up a friend on her way to a mall or a movie or something, but I won’t be in the car with her.  In my mind, that’s the same as being by herself.

I probably shouldn’t have used the word Got in the title.  I should probably say “My daughter earned her driver’s license” or “My daughter received her driver’s license,”  but I don’t care because my daughter has my car.

It’s tough for me to concentrate on writing while she’s out by herself with the car, even if she has my permission.  I know I’ll have to learn to relax when she’s driving by herself.  It will be difficult, but I have to do it.  I’ve paced around the house, folded some laundry, and prayed a little.  Every parent goes through this.

Just so you know, it’s my daughter that I’m worried about, not the car.

What do you think?  How did you emotionally react to your kids driving off on their own?  What important driving advice do you have for inexperienced drivers?

From → Dysfunctileaks

5 Comments
  1. Great post 🙂

  2. I don’t know because I don’t have kids. What I do remember as a new driver was being very excited to run to the store for my mom. Until I got very sick of running to the store for my mom. That may be something you should try. Send her out in your car on little errands for you. It won’t do anything to alleviate your worry, but at least you’ll have fewer errands. 😉

    • “Send her out in your car on little errands for you. It won’t do anything to alleviate your worry, but at least you’ll have fewer errands.”-

      Haha! That’s one of those multi-generational tricks that never gets old. It (almost) always works.

  3. Bob & Judy Cate permalink

    You’ll always be a wee bit worried when they’re out in a car, but I always worried more when my kids were not the driver. Really a great post,,,,,,, and honest.

  4. I would be REALLY worried if my son had my car, because preschoolers are terrible drivers.

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