Zenah passed her driving test. She is an official licensed driver now. A happy/sad day for sure. I don’t have to haul her ass all over creation anymore, that’s happy! But all you moms out there know that a lot of “quality” time is spent in cars with those dam kids. Zenah and I have spent a lot of time bonding in the car. I remember driving Jimmy and his friends around. There was A LOT that came out in those days. Kids weirdly forget that you are in the car and shit just flies out of their mouths. One time I was giving a bunch of Jimmy’s friends a ride somewhere but he was in another car and this one “friend” starts bad mouthing Jimmy. I’m like “hello” – I’M HIS MOTHER!! Stupid kids. Donna and I took the kids on a college trip and I remember us being very quiet/listening and whatever was said we both shot each other this OMG look. Funny. I don’t remember at all what the kids were talking about – just the look. I don’t haul Zenah and friends around. It’s just her and me. But it is alone time where I have my captive audience. Sometimes. Sometimes she doesn’t get her face out of the phone. Anyway, I’ll miss that. HOWEVER, for her to drive her own ass around that means she’ll be taking “my” car – so then I’m like grounded. Ya know? Not sure how this benefits “me” yet. It would be one thing if I didn’t have to pick them up here and there and could go to the beach, to the store, to see a friend for the day, but in order for me not to be the chauffeur it means I’m stuck in the house. Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s not always a bad thing to be stuck in the house. Especially when the pool warms up and I have a good book so you see, pros and cons. Pros and cons… I’m sure her dad is looking at the “con” of her car insurance. When I added my boys to my insurance it was at a minimal cost. With her we’re talking more than a car payment per month. Good thing he has a good job 🙂 I hope he has a good enough job to get her insurance AND a car. In Florida you can get your permit when you’re 15. Jorden turns 15 next week. Guess who is NOT going to be his driving teacher. But today it’s YAY for Zenah!! She waited until she was over 16 to get her permit and then had to wait another year so she has been waiting a long time for this. Plus she passed with a perfect score! The driving instructor told Phil that rarely happens. Let’s just hope she doesn’t mix up the brake and gas pedals again.
I have the morning off today before I’m back on the road. It’s hair cut day today. I never know what I’m going to do until I get there. But I’m leaning towards NOT short. Zenah asked me if I thought it was weird that she never knew me when I had long hair, to which I said “no honey, I don’t think that’s weird at all, but that question is.” Kids, what goes thru their heads?