Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Here We Go Again.... Is There An Echo In Here?

You all know the story.

I've referred to it more than once.

If you arrived late and missed the previews, you can go read them at Step Away From The Car, Step Away From The Car Again, Here We Go Again, and Please, Please, Step Away from the Car.
I doubt anyone needs to go back, but I needed practice on linking anyway.

So Here We Go Again.
It's time.
He has to start driving again one day.
He has been punished.
He has not driven for 4 months.
He's been to driving school.
He is taking money out of every paycheck to help out.
He did his community service hours for the accidents.
Both accidents were due to inexperience, weather conditions and probably not paying enough attention.
Neither accident was due to recklessness, drugs, alcohol, speeding or acting careless.
The police liked him.
The judge liked him.
I love him.
It's time.
I'm , well, understandably, nervous.
But we've worked together.
We've practiced.
We've have talked about just about every possible scenario.
We've talked about how it would affect me and SO MANY OTHERS if he was killed in an accident.
We've talked about how it would effect him, me, and SO MANY OTHERS if he accidentally killed someone else in an accident.
We've talk about injury from accidents.
We've talked about the fact that he will lose his license for 18 months-2 years if he even gets a ticket.
We've talked about INSURANCE.
We've talked about the fact that we CAN NOT buy another car.
We've talked...
and talked...
and talked.
He's a teenager, but I THINK he listened.
We've practiced...
and practiced...
and practiced.

The judge still trusts him to drive.
So do I.
I'll say a prayer every time he gets behind that wheel.

We have REALLY, REALLY been blessed that there were no injuries before.
He obviously has an angel on his shoulder.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I present to you, Car #3.
The 1989 Chrysler New Yorker Landau. Mary Kay Pink with Red Plush Interior. (I told him, No Fuzzy Dice Hanging From The Rear View Mirror!)

SOMEONE will see him at all times. "Surprisingly", it's the only one of its kind in the area.
He knows that EVERYONE will recognize him and that if he is goofing around while driving I WILL FIND OUT.


OK, He would have loved ANY car at this point, but he actually LOVES this car. He says it is the coolest car he could have hoped for. Except for, of course, the famous El Camino.

Not too many teenage boys could get away with driving a pink car.
JM can.
Not only will he be able to get away with it..... but I wouldn't be surprised if a few more pop up in the area within the next year.

One last thing.
When you say your prayers tonight, please ask God to keep him safe.
Thank You!!


Greg C said...

I am proud of him for buying a pink car. It shows determination. One thing for sure, people will see him coming.

Sue J. said...

I may have to wave if I see him, though, that may distract him, and I definitely don't want to do that. I'll just pray if we pass.

Does this car go out of 2nd gear?

I think the pink shows determination on Mom's part, Greg. This may become a proven strategy for moms in your spot, ADHDMe. He could really make this an opportunity to provide a community service to other drivers.

I know, you just want him to go from point A to point B with car and him intact. Gotcha!

My ADHD Me said...

This car runs better than my 2004 Ford Taurus. It is fully stocked with things I didn't know they even had in 1989.
It is electric.
Digital dash.
Tells how many miles til empty.
Tells MPG.
Power windows.
Power door locks.
Cruise control.
Is easier to drive than my car, even though it is bigger.
AM FM Cassette.
(we need to get the radio replaced or seriously ONLY picks up stations that play rap-- and the base makes the car shake).
Gets about 20-22 MPG.
Has 125,000 miles (mine has 138,000).
The interior is mint.
6 cylinder.

The outside shows some age and the shocks aren't like they are in new cars...but it was a great deal..


...It will be easier for me to keep an eye on him.

His friends love it to.

Edie said...

That's great! I'm so surprised that he and his friend don't mind that it's pink. You know, a little spray paint will fix that right up. LOL!

Except for the red interior I kinda like it too. I have already said a prayer. Will keep you all in my prayers.

Tell JM congratulations and BE CAREFUL! :)

Jeff and Valerie Carr said...

Very nice.

Beverlydru said...

I will pray for sure! I once had a Chrysler New Yorker and I loved it. It was a great car.
Probably around 1989.

On Purpose said...

Praying for safety in the pink mobile...and for your momma heart to be at peace!

Edie said...

You have email. :)

Amber. said...

Hahaha....that car rocks my socks!!!

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Pink IS the new black... :-D

Seriously, I've sent my 18-yr old to this twice, and plan to send all my kids:

It's free. It's real world, and SO much more effective than regular driving school. If it's anywhere in a neighboring state (I think it comes to BWI? Don't know how close?) it's SO SO SO worth it. The kids have a ball, but they learn real skills behind a real wheel (like the instructors put them in a skid or drift and make them learn how to get out of it. Son says it's saved him more than once...

Chatty Kelly said...

I hope he will be safe & sound, and all around him too. They won't miss him that is for sure.

Hey, go over to 2nd Cup and take the awareness test on her blog. Cool.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

very SHABBYPINK indeed. You know I'm lovin it here at the shed!!!
You probly don't want to tell him it's shabby chic do you? Course, most teenage sons would think that word is "chick" and not chic. lolol
I'm prayin for him....
OR I have a hunch your next wheels
will be in the form of a PINK ten speed.
from the shed

Barb said...

I'm thinkin' "Pimp My Ride" needs to be called ~ lol!

It's great that he loves it. I will be praying for his safety and your peace of mind.

The Patterson 5 said...

I keep him in my prayers and you too!

Anonymous said...

JM is so unique you could have given him anything. I am so glad this page has not been updated--and hope it won't be.


My ADHD Me said...

Thank you Everyone!!

HisPrincess said...

I am just loving the interior!

Your post is scaring me to death. My 16 year old is driving now...she was really good before she got her confidence up but is now a little too over confident for my liking.

I shall pray for them both...perhaps we should be praying for ALL teenagers who are driving...or just ALL teenagers period!

Chatty Kelly said...

You didn't visit my blog yesterday. *sob* No really it's okay. You must be busy *sniffle*. Don't give it a thought.

Chatty Kelly said...

They like me, they really like me. :-)

Marla said...

I'll try to remember to pray for his safety. A pink car, who would have thought!

Edie said...

Are you feeling ok in there?

God's girl said...

Thank you for the very creative gift! Yea! I got mail...

...hmmm...wonder if I should blog about it???

You really shouldn't doubt yourself and your abilities! I think it is very cool and very creative, and I will think you you everytime I go to eat.