Another Milestone…And A Great One!

So, yesterday, Kid1 and I were off to the DMV. See, her school district was out of school for the day and it was the first opportunity she’d had to go and get her driver’s license. She’d completed the home course, “Drivers Ed in a Box” (which I highly recommend), and after about 15 minutes total time of paperwork and eye tests and signing a few papers, Kelsey got her license!

She couldn’t wait to go somewhere as soon as possible (even though she tried to play it cool) so she and her sister headed off to Sonic to get some mango tea and other stuff…

She backed out…

She got going…

And she was off!

I imagine this last photo is an image I’ll be seeing a great deal of in future days. And I’m kind of excited for her, too. She’s a pretty good driver and she’s given us every reason to think that she’ll be very responsible (as well as the motivation of it being HER car helps) and make wise choices–which makes it cool.

And those little taxi runs Tracy and I have been making since the early teens look like they’ll be a thing of the past…which is a very good thing for all involved.

But it had that twinge you felt on their first day of elementary school or middle school or high school or first date or 13th birthday or whatever…

…that it’s one more little reminder that she’s growing up.

And even though it seems way too fast (I’m too young to have a 16-year-old)…

…she’s certainly ready, and we kind of are, too.

It’s a very cool experience, if you’re asking.

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