first drive

August 26, 2013 at 1:06 am 22 comments

all adjustments made

eyes wide, grip tight, nervous smile

power speaks volumes

a calming and loving voice

in a parking lot we go…

 ↓

behind the wheel

the first time ever
August 24, 2013

Entry filed under: children, family, feelings, growing up, human nature, life, memory, milestones, Parenting, Personal, poetry, Relationships, tanka, teenagers. Tags: , , , , , , , , , .

a trip home final flight

22 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Pamela Beckford  |  August 26, 2013 at 1:08 am

    You are way calmer than I was with my daughter!

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    • 2. words4jp  |  August 26, 2013 at 2:18 am

      I was a nervous wreck with my first son. I was a bit more relaxed this time around – granted, we were in a parking lot;)

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      • 3. Pamela Beckford  |  August 26, 2013 at 2:21 am

        I still don’t like riding with my daughter and she is 34 and a great driver.

  • 4. Dan McGaffin  |  August 26, 2013 at 1:10 am

    I’m wondering how calm that loving voice will be when they hit the road. 😉

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    • 5. words4jp  |  August 26, 2013 at 2:17 am

      Hah hah hah!! I will do my best……;)

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  • 6. typewriterpoet  |  August 26, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Congrats! we went through this twice, it is terrifying as a parent but things settle down.

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  • 7. anotherrandomperson  |  August 26, 2013 at 2:35 am

    I’m extremely nervous to learn how to drive, but a bit excited at the same time. 🙂 Hope he’s enjoying it!

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  • 8. Dom DiFrancesco  |  August 26, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Another milestone, time goes so quick doesn’t it? 🙂

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  • 9. merbear74  |  August 26, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Getting ready to do the same with my girl soon!! No sweat…right? 😉

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    • 10. words4jp  |  August 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      it was not as bad this time around – with Jordan I thought I was going to puke:) Peyton did a great job, though. The best part of this is – it was me – not dad that did the deed. It always seems to be the dad that takes the child out for the first drive – nope – I did both and I think that is why I enjoyed it so very much!

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      • 11. merbear74  |  August 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

        I taught my brother how to drive, and I shall teach my daughter as well..I think us mothers are just more maternal anyways… 😉 Yay for you!!

  • 12. thehappyhugger  |  August 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I tried with my daughter, but then my nerves wouldn’t hold. I sent her to driving school 🙂

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    • 13. words4jp  |  August 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      he is taking lesson at this HS. Apparently he will be behind the wheel on Wednesday – but – he wanted to at least try once before he did with his instructor. i was actually very relaxed. i have to be – my boys can pick up my emotions like they can sniff out food – like hunting dogs! he really did a great job:)

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  • 14. aFrankAngle  |  August 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Congrats Mom!

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    • 15. words4jp  |  August 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      thanks 🙂

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  • 16. findingmyinnercourage  |  August 26, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Priceless! Thanks for sharing such a personal moment! : )

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    • 17. words4jp  |  August 26, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      you are welcome – I had to share his big grin:)

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  • 18. unlovingyou  |  August 27, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    haha! love it! look how happy he looks!!!!

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    • 19. words4jp  |  August 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      yes, he has a big smile. i should have also taken a picture of his sister in the back seat. her grin went from ear to ear!

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  • 20. ordinarygirlinbrum  |  August 29, 2013 at 1:51 am

    OH GOD! I never want to have to do this! x x

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    • 21. words4jp  |  August 29, 2013 at 11:11 am

      Oh yes you will………. 😉

      He is taking drivers Ed in HS. I just took him for the first time stint so he could see what to expect. I will be taking him out to practice…..

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      • 22. ordinarygirlinbrum  |  August 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

        I have 6 months until mine is old enough… And then I’m hiding the car keys 😛 x x

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