Friday, June 12, 2009

momentous maximus

There are those momentous occasions that make a parent wish time didn't race by at what seems like the speed of light.

first steps, first words, first time they go potty like a big girl or boy, first day of school, first time they go off to middle school and then high school, and...

...the first time they take the car keys to drive themselves to school.

Yep, he did it. I know he did because I called the finance office up at the high school to ask if he'd bought his parking permit for the day. I also emailed his homeroom teacher to make sure he made it to homeroom after parking in the student parking lot.

Girl can't help it...she's a mom!

Funny thing happened because of this momentous occasion...

As I'm outside watching LB drive off, AW is inside getting ready for school at the snail's pace that he exists in. He ends up running far enough behind that he misses the bus. Well, Big B has the Chevy, and you see from the above pictures that LB has the Pontiac.

We only have two cars.

My F-i-L hasn't brought the Malibu down for LB yet, so he's using our cars in the meantime. It's going on 9:30 a.m. and my juvenile delinquent is upstairs skipping school. The lady in the attendance office thought it was kind of funny. The county schools have a half day today anyway, because today is our high school's graduation.

After some studying, and LB's safe return home from school, we'll be heading out to witness another momentous occasion.


Christine said...

((Big hug))Oh I feel for you... as I sit here and dread that day myself. Right now we just keep putting off the daughter getting her permit... Pushed it all the way to July at this point. hehe!

andrea said...

Have I ever told you that you make me appreciate my mom? She doesn't blog. She is from the old school, and a place where people didn't show their adoration for their kids the way they do now, but I just read your perspective of LB & AW's lives and just know, my mom loved me so much or I never would have made it to where I am now, and I wouldn't have had such a gooooood but safe time as I did when I was in high school!! Moms, forgive us for our teenage and post teenage angst. You are angels and you don't deserve it but we've gotta let it out. Through it all, we love you!!!!! <3 Haha random place to put that statement but it's out there in the universe, I know the essence will go around!

Rebekah said...

Congrats on such a big milestone.Our jobs as moms is to prepare our kids for life when one make huge steps like this it is truely reason to celebrate. My third daughter will be 15 in July Im kind of looking forward to teaching her to drive. It gives one more dimention to our relationship, and gives me one more thing to motivate her.

running wildly said...

I LOVE that you took pics of this. I bet he was just rolling his eyes. Hee hee.
Well done, mama on a good and responsible boy. That's a big accomplishment.

LivingDeadNurse said...

yea time flies..mine is turning 12 this year...where does the time go?