Remember the day you bought your child a pair their first pair of shoes? That created all kinds of panic because that meant they were going to walk in them someday and grey hair started to sprout. On you. Your baby is still a little toehead. And that walking moment came so quickly you almost missed their first step and first run and first step climbing and first kick in the shin.
Then you let them compete in gymnastics flipping and flying on beams and bars and let them compete in cheerleading and have people toss them in the air and catch them and then you put them on a horse and had them ride around the ring and jump 3 feet.
Then you taught them to drive a car. And thought this is way too easy.
Ok, so then you got them a car – whether it was with their earned money, an extra family car, or a present you bought for a special occasion.
And then they totaled it.
Maybe I should stop talking in generalizations. This is how my life went and not yours… *ahem* I’m kinda just saying life runs in crazy circles – you get the message. *don’t you?*
For most of you the last comment will never happen. I pray. In fact these days I pray a lot.
So we have made the decision to buy her a new car. In fact the paperwork is being signed as we speak. There were concessions made, though not in safety. Fancy features like a Bluetooth integrated into the steering wheel were some selling points for Mom. *bonks head*
Am I nuts?
What for the love of bacon am I doing?
I can see hairs that were previously untouched by the walking, running, driving, flying and totaling turning grey as we speak. *
bites chews fingernails*
I have to let her go. In a car.
I might be a bit sick for the next
24 years couple of weeks while I accept and move on.
Since my prayers are on overdrive right now, can you say a little prayer for us too?