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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

starting the summer with a license to drive

today was the first full day out of school for us. summer has now begun. the kids all slept in today. it felt really good to not have to get them up and let them sleep until they woke up by themselves. i used to love to sleep in when i was a kid and i love letting them do it too.

josiah was the first one awake because he was pretty excited about his upcoming day. he knew he was going to be able to go and get his driver's license today. i can hardly believe that he is going to be driving by himself. it is kind of bittersweet to me. i am proud to see my son growing up and becoming a young man and yet saddened that he is not my baby boy anymore. i think he thinks that the license that he got today is a license to take on the world. he is pretty stoked about it.
and yet grandma rose was letting him have a little piece of her mind with her lecture about a license being a privilege and not a right. i hope josiah listened very carefully.

it is going to be a lot different around here knowing that josiah can just drive instead of having to take him everywhere he needs to go. i hope it is a wonderful summer for him. the first day is looking good for him so far because he is................

starting the summer with a license to drive

 

25 comments:

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Ah yes, the teenage rite of passage. It changes everything. And I cannot WAIT until I can give that lecture to my grandson!

Diane said...

Very proud, I can see it in all the faces. Congrats Josiah!

The Real Me! said...

Awwww! How cool for him. I bet he is super excited. My daughter, 16, wants to get hers too but we really don't have an extra vehicle for her to drive right now so we are just waiting.
HUGS
Kim

Karen said...

What a proud smile! Congrats to Josiah!

amanda said...

yay!! i can't imagine one of my kids driving...mainly because i remember driving with my mom...she was so paranoid! lol. i love the picture of grandma rose!

Kristin said...

How exciting!! I remember those days and now I look back and wonder how my Mom ever let me leave the house! LOL! I am so not ready for this growing up stuff! Haha!!

Mighty M said...

Awesome!

Lisa said...

I can safely say that in a few months, I could easily copy and paste your post, and just change a few letters in the young man's name, and it could be my post!! "Joseph" gets his license in August!! Congrats to "Josiah"!!

MOMSWEB said...

I'll be in this club soon also. Thanks for sharing this proud Mother and Son moment. Grandma's lecture was ON TIME!

McCrakensx4 said...

Exciting day for sure!! I hope he has a safe (and fun) summer!!

Darcie said...

Congratulations to your son...pretty exciting times. I love how his grandma talked to him...all in love for her grandson. So sweet. Good to peek in on your blog again...missing blogland. :-)

Deborah Ann said...

I liked letting my teenagers sleep in, too. I think they do far better on a good night's rest. When I homeschooled, I didn't get them up at the crack of dawn for that very reason. And because I needed my sleep too.

God's protection over your newest driver! Heheh...

Hattie said...

How exciting! Love the pic of grandma giving the lecture. Too sweet! The best part of summertime is sleeping in! I can't wait, the boys last day of school is Friday & it can't get here fast enough!

Amanda said...

lol love that last line..

This is so cool!

Blessings-
Amanda

Bridget said...

Congrats on the license, he looks so proud!!

Warren Baldwin said...

I know, it is exciting for the youth, scary for the parents! But once he demonstrates responsible driving, it is also freeing for the parents. God bless.

He & Me + 3 said...

No Way! OMgosh how exciting for Josiah! He is so handsome. So glad Grandma rose gave him the lecture. Buckle up!

bluecottonmemory said...

What a wonderful day! I cannot wait until we get to sleep in - June 9 - UGH! And congratulations on the big D! I think that's the hardest part of parenting - harder than when they pack their bags to move out to go to college! What a happy guy - and isn't it great to have a Grandmother Rose to give the advise, too - double-teaming is definitely the way to go:)

Stuff could always be worse said...

Congrats on the driving! always love the photos
kim

blueviolet said...

That was so scary for me at first and I couldn't relax until I'd see them pulling back into the driveway. However, it really does make life easier when they drive.

Tammy said...

that's too sad...I don't want my kids to grow up!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I'm with you. I would have really mixed feelings about my son driving. I know we gotta let 'em go someday :( I'm praying he'll be safe out there!

Loren said...

OMG I remember the day Jenna got her license....Let's just say your prayer time goes into overdrive LOL

Congrats on the license and for you my friend! I know how you feel but I also know you and your DH have done a great job with him and with his g-ma telling him I am sure he will be very careful!

BIG HUGS TODAY

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Christy, I'm just a few weeks from my son getting his license. Not looking forward to it...AT ALL.

The older my children get, the more my prayer life gets kicked up a notch!

prashant said...

What a proud smile! Congrats to Josiah!
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