As a parent, watching your kid transition into adulthood by obtaining their license is a whole wave of emotions.
It’s a ride with several stages of feelings from fear to pride and joy. Here are some of the most relatable struggles of letting your kid leave the nest as a new driver.
- Your kid has finally passed their test with flying colors! Hooray! All of the hard work paid off.
- But of course, your newly-licensed offspring already has the nerve to criticize your driving skills. Rude!
- You’re just excited because you’ve realized that you’ll no longer have to chauffeur them everywhere. In fact, now they can chauffer you!
- Well, you’re excited until you remember that your kid now has independence. They can come and go at any time. Trade excited for straight-up nervous.
- In the end, you know they’ll make you proud. You raised them to do the right thing, which includes the time they get behind the wheel.
- And if anything,, you’re just hoping that they can keep the car clean or else it’s gonna be a big headache.
- Eventually, you can both tolerate riding together without comment. You’re only a little bit scared to take your spot on the passenger side, so you just take extra, extra caution. Just doing your job!
- Turns out that they don’t drive exactly like you do, but your child is a very good driver. How could they not be? They learned from the best.
- You decide to just be a little more chill about this whole driving thing. You’re both happy to experience a little bit of a switch in your roles. It’s all good.
- Oh, wait. You remember that your youngest only has a little bit more time until they make you go through this whole roller-coaster of a ride all over again.