Driving Tests, Borrowing the Car -- Life With 3 Teens

view from behind the wheel of car

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It's hard enough raising one teen -- but three?! Welcome to RAZmom88's wild and wonderful life. Each Thursday she shares the week's drama or joy.

The Things I Do for These Kids

Everyone is back at school ...

Ryan's car is back in the garage for repairs, so he borrowed my car to take to college. So now I have no car during the day and I'm stuck in the house till my husband comes home. Ryan's car should be ready by the end of the week and I should have my car back this weekend, which means he will drive it back here this weekend and I will have to drive him back. That will be a 3 1/2 hour road trip.

Trying to Gain Weight

Zack is very busy with track, weightlifting, and his new girlfriend. He's been drinking a protein drink each morning to help with gain weight (I wish that was my problem). He's having a hard time swallowing it, though, because he says it tastes disgusting. He's also been bugging me about driver's education. It costs $350 per session and I don't have the extra money this month. 

Driving, YIKES!

It's Andrea's time to shine. Indoor soccer starts next week. She is excited!  After school her dad is taking her for her driver's permit test. I talked with her this morning and she says she's anxious, not nervous. She just wants to get there and get it done.

We met with the school counselor this week and have good news!  Andrea is on track to graduate in 2011. It has been a real struggle for her and for us. I am so proud of her,  she is a very strong young lady. It must be discouraging to have a hard time with school when your siblings excel at it.

Have you ever put yourself out so your teen's life could be made easier, either by loaning your car or other inconveniences?


How would you react if your 15 year old announced he was dating a 19 year old?


Previous journals:

Dating Older Women

My Son Smoked Pot

Laptops and Lung Cancer

Too Young for Love?

Abusive Homes, Faith

Shopping and Sleeping Arrangements

Sports and Vampires

Fighting Siblings

Competing Brothers

Teen Drinking?

Meet the Kids

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Thanks for sharing your struggles and joys with your teenagers with us.  I enjoy reading them.


MomIWant MomIWant

I had to giggle at "have you ever put yourself out" because - having teenagers I feel like I have been "put out" for 10 years now! LOL  Andrea driving - I feel for you!!!! I always had that scary feeling in the bottom of your stomach, the one that fights with your desire for them to become independent, responsible & grown, know that driving is a right of passage & yet wishing you could control their safety.  Of all teenage passages, driving was the hardest on me - even having responsible, rule-abiding kids, the fear would creep up on me whenever it rained, snowed, sleeted, got dark, etc. LOL 

As for a 15 year old dating a 19 year old?  Is it sexist of me to say I would have a bigger problem if it was my 15 year old daughter than son?  I guess I would just pray that they hold the values we instilled for the first 14 years - be true to themselves & keep my ears open.  Okay, maybe I secretly would hope that this is just a passing & it will end quickly, but I'm sure I would keep that to myself! LOL

MomIWant MomIWant

By the way, I love, love, love your openness & sharing with us!  Thank you!

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