Teen+DL+Friday night=stressed out Mom

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by thechickenchick, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I know there are lots of Mothers of teenagers out there, SO I want to know how in the world you got past this worry. My son is 16 and he just got his DL on wed. We live in the country and he has been driving himself to FB practise twice a day since. The past two evening I asked him to be home right after practise, just before dark. But tonight being his first friday night with his liscense I told him he could stay out until his curfew, which is midnight. It took quite a while to get used to him being out with friends until 10 or 12 and being brought home by other kids. Now that he is driving it is a whole new worry [​IMG] So here I am up 2 hours past my bedtime praying for his safe return and trying not to drive myself nuts!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    AR
    I can't relate to being the mother of a teenager but as a former teenage boy I can tell you when we were out that late we were always up to no good.
















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  3. on fire for Jesus

    on fire for Jesus Out Of The Brooder

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    do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7
     
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Always anxious, but here in NJ drivers license isn't until 17 and it is a provisional one at that for a year. Can't drive after 10pm as per the state. DS just swore into the Marines last week so though I still have a year before he goes to boot camp, I know there is more to worry over.
     
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Thanx [​IMG] He will be 17 in November. He got a car for his birthday and has been tortured by watching me drive it these past months [​IMG] Now its like he wants to be in that thing every chance he has [​IMG] I am doing this [​IMG] and waiting and as on fire suggested, praying!
     
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Aww! He just texted me that he is leaving his friends house and on his way home which should even put him home about 15 minutes early [​IMG]
     
  7. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    Wow, I totally understand your concern as a single mom of two teen girls. I am hoping he's already home safe and sound by now. My thoughts are with you.

    (I will keep all ugly stories to myself - yeah, to top it all off and make it worse for me, I work in a Level 2 Trauma Center. I hate knowing what can happen. )

    [​IMG] to you, and happy thoughts of your son safe and sound at home with you where he belongs.
     
  8. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:Oh I can't imagine the worries you will have! [​IMG] I wish my parents were still around so I could apoligize for all the worries I gave them [​IMG] With 2 girls I bet they paced the floor a lot!!
     
  9. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:Thank you so much for your kind words. It is only 1130 here and per his text (from a friends house) he is on the dark high way right now. [​IMG] Oh I can't imagine how different things must look from your perspective. [​IMG] My son was in an ATV accident (when he was 12) and in a coma for 20 days and everything that you know follows that, I told him through tears the day he got his liscense, please be careful baby, my heart cant take too much more. " I know Mom, I will" [​IMG]
     
  10. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    [​IMG] He just pulled up!!!! Thank you all for helping me keep my sanity! [​IMG]
     

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