Now that my 16 year old daughter has obtained her learners driving permit, I've mostly been the "passenger" whenever we have to drive somewhere (a nervous, tense, nail biting, gray haired, "passenger").
It's not an easy task riding in the passenger seat alongside your overly eager inexperienced fearless teenage driver. But eventually, you get used to it. And before too long you begin to relax a little as they gain confidence and agility in handling the vehicle.
She has already completed the driving school and will be taking her driving test directly through the school district in February. Thankfully, we will not have to deal with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
One of her "Christmas wishes" this year was for a new car. I think she knew that was a stretch, but figured she'd ask anyway.
So, in trying to keep up with my daughter's high demands......we got her a brand new shiny red convertible Porsche - - one that fit nicely into her Christmas stocking. And the best part is, it only cost us $1.97! Insurance coverage is another story. Ugh.