Parallel Dimension

May
22

He did it! He passed parallel parking and here he is with his brand-spanking-new license to drive!


So then he could barely contain himself. He had to drive by himself! Alone! Without me in the car! In fact, when I dropped him off at school he suggested I just leave the car there for him and I could walk home. Ha. That didn’t work out for him. But, when he got home from school (ON THE BUS), I sent him to the store, with a twenty–for a gallon of milk, and cheap cookies and punch for the 4-H meeting last night. Told him to bring me the change. He came back with no change. He bought all kinds of junk food and a half gallon of milk–had to downsize the milk to buy more junk food, I guess…. When he got home, his younger brother said–but I wanted ice cream, so 16 was only too happy to run back out to the store for ice cream. This time I gave him a ten and he came back with three bucks. (Some improvement from the previous store run, but still!) I said, that was some mighty expensive ice cream, and he said that he treated himself to the ice cream bar at the deli in the back while he was there….

Next time, I’m sending him with about a buck fifty!! :shocked:

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on May 22, 2007  

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  1. 5-22
    11:26
    am

    Congratulations to 16! :snoopy:

  2. 5-22
    12:25
    pm

    He does look grown up, Mom, holding the driver’s license. How fortunate that you needed goodies so that he could drive to the store.

  3. 5-22
    12:26
    pm

    Sorry, forgot the ‘congratulations’! throws confetti.

  4. 5-22
    1:24
    pm

    :flying: Your posts are always making me laugh! I’m going to sound like a broken record player here soon! :mrgreen:

    Congrats to your son! And I would definitely trim the amounts down! :yes:

    Cole

  5. 5-22
    2:35
    pm

    Yeay!!!!! Very cool. I bet he thinks gas is free too :lol:

    Congrats to son number 1! It is a big day when you get wheels.

  6. 5-22
    2:45
    pm

    Congrats to 16! :thumbsup: I still have 3 more years before I have to worry about it (thank goodness!)

    Yep. Trim the amounts or send send him with exact change!

  7. 5-22
    2:59
    pm

    Congratulations! Well he had to celebrate in some way didn’t he lol

  8. 5-22
    5:06
    pm

    So that is good news and bad news lol. Running the errands is good, having to worry about it now is not.

  9. 5-22
    5:56
    pm

    Congrats to “16”.

  10. 5-22
    7:30
    pm

    Congrats to your boy! He looks pretty excited. :rockon:

    Oh, and I pre-ordered Secrets Rising – looking forward to reading it in July. :bananadance:

  11. 5-22
    7:53
    pm

    Aw, congratulations to your son! But definitely pare down the amount you send with him. Or start writing faster to cover the gas and “incidentals” he needs when he runs errands for you. :rotfl:

  12. 5-22
    8:36
    pm

    Oh no! He’s turned into a Drive-By-Wallet-Sucker. They are a very common form of human male easily identified by the hand held palm up. Just think, in a couple of years he’ll be off to college and will do his wallet contents removal from a distance.

    Alice

  13. 5-22
    8:45
    pm

    I’m impressed. :rockon: Yay for him!

    I still can’t parallel park. :eek:

  14. 5-22
    9:35
    pm

    Congrats to 16 and YAY to mom.

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