Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I thought....

I thought it was so hard to go to Food City the fist time without my new baby girl.
I thought it was heartbreaking to leave her all the way downstairs in the church nursery the first time.
I really thought leaving her in her kindergarten classroom on the first day was tough!

I really thought my mom was a little crazy when she refused to EVER ride in the car when I was driving.

I really thought it was hilarious when my mom had a broken leg with a cast up to her hip and she HAD to let me drive her to the Dr....I was 21...it had been 5 years since I got my license!!!

But let me tell you....I was WRONG!  Putting your precious baby girl behind the driver's wheel is the most frightening thing I have ever done.  I prayed in a way that I'm not sure I have ever prayed before.

I am a calm parent.   Even the kids pediatrician told me so just yesterday!  But he laughed and said that is about to change this afternoon when Ms. Molly drives you the first time....as always he was right too!

So...I am retiring to the backseat.  I have carried these children in my womb, birthed them, nursed them until they were way too old to nurse, walked the floors with them all hours of the night....I have been present and active!  But, I like to share.  So...I am giving this one to Beau...he deserves a turn on his own...right?

I do know that my prayer life will get stronger than ever....I do know that I am thankful my first driver is the responsible, careful, perfectionist firstborn!  Maybe I'll be ready for the wild, passionate, crazy secondborn when it is her turn...I doubt it!

6 comments:

*Ariail* said...

thats exactly how my mom was!! everything until we started driving! however, her first born was the perfect child, and mom would allow her to drive everywhere.... but, by the time the 2nd and 3rd (me) started driving, she passed us on to our father! :)

Sarah Small said...

I can SO empathize with this! It's been 4 years since our first started driving, and our next has just 2 months until she gets her permit. Ack!

Nicole Rodriguez said...

Hi from Kelly's Korner! My oldest is 12 and I am soooo not ready for the driving years! EEEK!!! I just think back to when I was 16 and behind the wheel - not a good combination! Ha! I think I'll take your advice and let the hubs have that one!

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

Ah, the driving!
We found that the teen years weren't as bad as everyone made it out to be. Our son is now 20 yrs old.
I think it helped that my husband that we had an united front. Also, my husband is ex-Navy and runs the house like his office.
Have a safe and fun Memorial Day!

Karrie said...

What an amazing albeit scary ride you are on!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Having kids that drive has been the most stressful part of parenting so far and to be honest, I am THE worst at staying quiet and not nagging. They much prefer dad to be the one that goes with them.

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