It's hard to believe at ages 16 and 14 that they would both be holding DRIVER'S LICENSES!!!!! And yet.... they are! Emily now has her real-live, honest-to-goodness, actual, unrestricted driver's license, and Sophie just got her learner's permit.....at age 14!!! GO FIGURE!!! And all that on the same day no less ;-) And I'm left here saying to myself, what happened to my babies?! And Allie, who's had her driver's license for about a year now, informed me last night that she won't have a problem leaving home and going away to wherever!!!!! Merry Christmas MOM!!! I'm sorry, but after all the time and energy I've invested into these children, I don't think they should be allowed to grow up and move on!!!!!!! NOPE! Out of the question! And you can tell just how strongly I feel as I keep using my BOLD face ;-)
Obviously, I'm joking about not letting the girls grow up, but I must admit, it's not easy! Is there anyone else out there with teens who are almost grown? And how do you cope? I was talking to a lady whose son is in the Navy- she only sees him once a year!!! Gee, that doesn't sound like a very good deal. And I wonder, how will my kids cope with being away from family? I mean, we're a very tight-knit family, and the kids have pretty strong bonds- not to mention that it's a little different when you have such a large family (at least in my mind!). So, how do they just leave it all behind? I would love to hear from other big families about what happened when their older kids hit age 18! And is there anyone else out there with 3 TEENAGE DRIVERS?!?!