Today JD took his driving test and passed; he now holds a learner’s permit. In Michigan, this is the first segment of a 3 step process of getting your driver’s license. He now must drive with his parents for 60 hours, with 10 hours being night driving, before moving on to the next segment. He is super excited and wants to drive everywhere.
I see this a bit differently; it is the start of the end of the family life I know and love. Once he gets through this stage he will get his license, then comes a car, a job and a busy social life. With each stage, we will see him less and less until we are just the place to get a free meal and warm bed between the rest of the stuff going on in his life. I don’t know if I’m ready for this, it seems like just yesterday he was learning to walk….