What To Expect The first Week Your Teen Becomes A Driver


My daughter got her license this week and this is an informational post about what can and probably will go wrong. Day one, she decided to drive to school from the tag agency in my husbands convertible. She was overjoyed and excited and ready to strike the perfect pose as she floated out of the building, license in hand. It was like she was an award winning actress pausing for a moment in front of the camera to remind the world just how wonderful she really is. If this was my daughter, she would probably look something like this! Oh and notice the sign in the background! Omen or coincidence, you decide..


As she started to pull away, my heart rode off with her in the passenger seat. She stopped the car and rolled the window down one last time. “Hey mom, where is my school?” That is when my parental brakes kicked in and I started to get a little bit worried as she pulled away. Oh my God! She was driving around and had no idea where she was going. Somehow, probably with the help of GPS, she made it there and back home again.

Day 2 started off with the same giddy smile spread across her face. She even offered to take her brother to school. He was bursting with excitement. Later that day, when I picked him up I asked him how it went. He was thrilled to report that she drove through Sonic to get him breakfast. When I asked what he had I almost fainted….”chili cheese tots”. “Chili cheese tots for breakfast?” “Yep, pretty cool huh!” Next he described how she rubbed up against the curb as they pulled through the drive- thru. Could this story get any worse. Oh yes, it can. Later that night I got this text from my husband.


Day 3 started off with the same goofy smile. At lunch time, I got a text from her while she was at school.


A flat tire, learning how to pump gas and getting a drivers license can make for a taxing week. Oh, and did I mention it is only WEDNESDAY?


6 thoughts on “What To Expect The first Week Your Teen Becomes A Driver

  1. Loved this post! I remember being astonished when my child said, hey how do I go to the store? I mean, I had figured being a passenger there was nothing to do but watch out the windows… that’s how it was when I was a kid. I knew where everything was. Not so anymore! LOL

    I have a friend who works at a gas station, he said that he once has a girl come in and ask to put $20 of diesel in. I guess she wasn’t at a diesel pump or something because then they ended up having a huge discussion about what kind of gas she needed. She ended up having to call home because no one had to told her! Fortunately, my friend did the right thing because it ended up her parents car doesn’t run on diesel… UH-OH!

    You’re in for a ride. They drive pretty perfect when we sit with them, it’s weeks later that they accidentally overhear them talking about some incidents that would have had us ripping the keys out of their hands!

    Stay calm and smile on! You’re in for a ride!

    ☀ Memee

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