Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hanging On While Letting Go

 I've been MIA for good reason.
Bonding with the Big Boy.
This is a picture of his wheels.
After a summer of searching and test driving
he finally has his first big boy wheels!
It's been quite a ride.
An entire summer of searching. 
Small budget.
We have seen rust bombs, crap cars, a few with potential.
We have traveled hours in every direction.
We watched one car die!
I have dealt with honesty, highway robbery, sexist pigs.
We have met some of the nicest people and some not so nice.
We have laughed and we have pounded fists in frustration.
Searching, searching, searching.
Lots of lessons learned. 
Lots of fun had.
End result.

An awesome car!!!!
 Good looking, safe, reliable, sound.

A huge step toward independence.
It pinches.
Being along for the ride is an honor.

Adolescents are not monsters.  They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.  ~Virginia Satir, The New Peoplemaking, 1988

You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.  ~William D. Tammeus

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  ~Elizabeth Stone

Your children need your presence more than your presents.  ~Jesse Jackson


John said...

Wow, exciting times for the big boy! Love the quotes.

beth said...

one down....three to go. oh lord, bless your heart.

and those got me there !

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