Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Daughter's New Car

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.

8 comments:

Jan n Jer said...

LOL...love it! Wait until you have to share your car...another chapter in your life!!

Faye said...

And a red one too! Did Daughter think her mama was half as funny as we adults do?

My elderly adopted grandfather taught me to drive when I was in college. Don't remember him ever losing his cool even though plenty of room to.

That corgi :) said...

Love it!!! Probably the closest she'll get to a Porsche while still living at home :)

betty

Misfit Mommy (aka the Antichrist) said...

My parents did this to me on my 16th birthday. I wanted a Mustang, very badly, and I got one! A bright pink Hot Wheels Mustand! Guess it made an impression, as almost 22 years later, I still recall it with a smile ;)

Tracy said...

I can see Carley driving something like that one day. Hope she appreciated your humor.

Stelle said...

Teenagers… =D But you must be proud of your daughter. She hasn’t damaged the car, YET. Maybe if she stays a disciplined driver, you’d get her what she wishes for, eh? It doesn’t have to be brand new. There are a lot of second hand cars that are still in good shape. You just have to choose well.

Stelle Courney

Dewey Setlak said...

“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.”--- Yes! And soon after, you’ll be proud of how responsible she is as a driver! ;) Sometimes, it’s really great to let your child drive for you. This will help you to notice what she needs to improve on. Might as well take this opportunity to relay to her the usual “parent-child advice” while driving. ;)

Carry said...

Yeah, it does becoming even more nerve-wracking when you finally have to let her drive a real car! But you will never realize how responsible your daughter has become if you don’t give her anything to be responsible with. I’m also a parent, and I can relate to you. However, I taught my son how to drive before he applied for a permit, so I know he’s been taught and taught well. So far, he hasn't wrinkled the bumpers yet!

Carry Demaggio

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