Yesterday Carpenter underwent testing for his Provisional Driver’s License and he passed!!! He is rather ecstatic and so are we:)
Here in New South Wales to be eligible for receiving your Ps you have to be 17yrs and to log 120 hours driving with a ‘supervised driver'(generally a parent) and of course you need to pass your driving test. This is a huge undertaking for all involved and we’re rather stoked to have ‘launched’ our second child.
Gaining ‘control of the wheels’ is always a major milestone in a young person’s life and one for us as parents too. Our young people have a power of life and death, a fact we strive hard to impress upon them. This in turn causes us as parents to re-evaluate our relationship with our ‘child’, it is no longer parent and child, but evolves more rapidly into parent and young adult.
I know from experience for the next few weeks I’ll smile and put on a brave face as I wave him down the drive, then spend the time he is away alternating between prayer and worry as I adjust to this shift in dynamics.
Well done Son, we are proud of you:)