I have brought my son to the drivers license office today for his rights of passage ritual many of us have already performed before. Trying for his Drivers License; I remember when I tried for mine in 1987 it took 2 times to get them. The first time I went I got into the car and began to crank it without putting my seat belt on. Then you could just go to the next county and try for them. So I went to Gastonia and tried and got them then. Now all of the DMV’s are interconnected to each other so that you have to wait that week before trying again.
Now they have to have insurance and their licenses are provisional and conditional all of that. To make sure that someone “Parents” are going to pay for the actions of their kid while they misrepresent themselves out on the roads and highways. Insurance is expensive too; we didn’t add him to our policy because of the problems he could cause for us if in an accident or gets tickets. I am sure it was for us as well but we didn’t have to be added to our parents policies and if we would have needed to be I think a lot of us would have probably been waiting until we could afford everything required to be able to drive. He left with the examiner and I am feeling nervous for him; not sure how he is feeling though. I know I was excited to be finally getting drivers license and when I got back to the DMV lot and knew I hadn’t made mistakes I was smiling a big smile inside. If it would have been dark I believe I could have lit up the area we were in. Its great to him begin this journey. It also brings up a new phase in his life; he is growing up. He is not my itty bitty baby boy anymore. He is a young man now. Hope he passes; stay tuned waiting for him to return.
His mom wasn’t so happy. I will update the post with a picture of him holding his license in the future.