Baby you can drive my car – disco version

danny in the car

One short year ago I wrote a post about my son getting his learner’s permit. Now, here I sit on the eve of his 17th birthday while he counts down the hours when he drives out of the driveway with NO ONE ELSE IN THE CAR.

No, really, I’m good. I am OK with this. He is a good driver and a responsible kid and I am perfectly fine with him operating 3,507 pounds of machinery down the block. (yes, I googled that).

Ok, so maybe when I dropped him off at school this morning and realized this was the last time I was EVER going to drive a kid to school I did sob just a little on my way home. So shoot me. I can lean toward the monumental moment overdrama lately. Let’s see how you all do when you are faced with that reality.

So, Danny boy, this post is for you. Congrats on holding out till you can legally drive (as if you had a choice). And happy happy 17th birthday. You will always be my little buddy. Love you forever.

Be careful and ‘be all that you can be.’

Haven’t had enough of me yet? You can also read me at 50-Something Moms Blog. For photo enthusiasts, visit Leaving the zip code, photos from outside the comfort zone.

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Filed under advice to my son, cars, danny, family

9 responses to “Baby you can drive my car – disco version

  1. Liz

    Nice! And love the baby GD tee. Happy Birthday Danny! Rock it (not while you are driving of course)!

  2. jflorin

    It’s not time to cry Tuesday!! You’re killing me!

  3. Ivy Mindlin

    OMG, I remember that picture, in your driveway. i think Jana was trying to get me to poko stick jump with her. OUCH. I thought they got old but we stayed the same.

  4. Ivy Mindlin

    Happy Birthday Danny. ENJOY the new found freedom.

  5. waw nice..

    thanks 4 shared 🙂

  6. Paula

    My son Chris (now 18 and the proud owner of his very own red sedan) had the same Little Tykes car. Seeing this pic sure brings home the reality of how quickly it goes and how our hearts react to every milestone.

  7. How many of our kids driving today started out in that same car?
    Congrats to you both.

  8. judy

    excuse me–but i think that’s a Fisher Price car…..and we STILL have it in our back yard…….

  9. Gina Staffa

    Thank you for sharing. Now I’m sitting at my desk crying! Happy 17th Birthday to your boy Danny!!!

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