So today will be a stressful day for this mom. My oldest goes for his drivers license. I am not sure where the years have gone too. I still see the chubby little boy who adored his mom and was constantly on the move. If he passes (gulp) he will be on the move again but in a totally different fashion. It is a day that comes with mixed emotions for me. Yes he is growing into a delightful young man and obtaining his drivers license is a right of passage. But in the same token this mom is loosing part of her baby (I don’t care that he towers over me and calls me shorty) he will always be my baby.
I think I dealt with him shaving better than this driving thing. I remember back (cough 30+) years ago when I got my license and the freedom it gave me (at least I thought is was freedom). My mom didn’t need a GPS she knew where I had been. There were no cell phones or that she just knew and if you didn’t tell her the truth, god help you the salt shaker would slam down. My brother had it much worse than me being 10 years older than me and dad being a patrol officer. There was no escaping what was reported! I am sure I am having the same anxiety as my mother did and countless other moms have had or will have. But for the life of me wasn’t I just changing diapers….