See the Batmobile in this picture? How nicely armoured it is?
This is the car I NEED.
You see, I am in the midst of teaching my teenage daughter how to drive. Don’t get me wrong. She is not a bad driver, but a driver who is still learning. But, like every teenager, she knows everything and I know nothing. Never mind the 30 years of driving experience I have under my belt. Nah. That counts for nothing.
My daughter and I are very much alike, therefore we but heads constantly. I say this because my gentle “slow the car down, slow the car down, SLOW the car down…SLOW THE car down….SToP ThE CaRRRR!!!” was being misconstrued as yelling. Then tears would flow, doors slammed and arms would be thrown in the air. As I rode the wave of emotions from “ok, this is not bad” to “Oh, my god I’m going to die!” I realized that maybe I am not the parent that should be teaching her how to drive.
That my attempts up to this point were enough.
I want her to feel successful behind the wheel and not nervous in any way, so I must come to terms with the fact that my supporting the effort of her driving experience needs to be from home. It’s better for her and it’s better for me. I feel as if I am failing her a little bit, by not being patient enough, not putting my fears aside enough, not praising enough. Thank goodness we are blessed to offer a balance and all of these “enoughs” can be shared with with dad.
That will be enough…but…
I still think for peace of mind, every parent should be issued a Batmobile to bring them through the streets safely. Don’t you?
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