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Old 03-29-2007, 04:26 PM   #11
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We survived five getting their drivers licenses. By and large they all were very responsible. The worst thing we really had to contend with was the kind of vehicle they drove. Some could barely be considered cars. More like Bondo with wheels.

Congratulations to both of you!!!

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Old 03-29-2007, 06:56 PM   #12
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Congrats ... and good thoughts to you (being the 1st of two daughters in our family who got a driver's licence). My poor sister has had 3 speeding tickets and one wreck and she still has a lead foot (80 on a TX highway?!). So, I wish you and your daughter lots of good luck!

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Old 03-29-2007, 07:30 PM   #13
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You will never sleep again. I officially stopped sleeping 4 years ago. It's amazing what you can accomplish on no sleep.
Congratulations and learn to live on naps !
How can we sleep while our beds are burning???
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:45 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by amber
Ok, well this may be boring to some, but as we all know, this is a huge milestone in ones life. I had no idea that my daughter was taking her drivers exam today. She popped home and announced she got her drivers license! I was so proud of her ( oh and felt a bit old sitting in the passenger seat). She has a lead foot though, kind of scary at times, but I bit my tongue for the most part. Seeing as she will have to pay for her own insurance, I told her she might want to start going the speed limit. She said if she gets a speeding ticket she will lose her license for three months (thats a good thing!)

Anyway, I am a proud parent today! I was the first person she came to see after she got her license, and she said "is there anywhere you want to go mom"? Just so happened that I had to return something at a store, and with those funds I bought her some car supplies (air freshener, upholstery cleaner, cd holder, trash holder). Ok, thanks for letting be boast about my girl
I absolutely don't believe this post Amber! I just do not believe it! We have to ride 50 hours with our children before they can get a driver's license! They get their driving permit during Driver's Ed 1 and they come home and use it UNTIL...they get into Driver's Ed 2 and learn to drive! By that time, they have in most of their 50 hours!!!
I'm adopting teenagers and moving to Maine! (my two have their license)

Congratulations Amber....I am so proud of your daughter. Yes, driving is everything. Here is your medal for bravery.....you are a great Mom!
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:24 PM   #15
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Stirblue, my daughter had to go through drivers ed as well ( I should have clarified that), she just didnt tell me that she and her dad had an appointment today to get her license, she wanted it to be a surprise for me.

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and praise of my daughters' accomplishment. Verablue, you are so right, I dont think I will sleep much now Tomorrow is Friday, her first day/and even worse NIGHT out on the road. Dear god let my daughter be safe and practice good sense!
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:47 AM   #16
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She will be fine amber, you raised her right. (And I'll say a little prayer too!)

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