Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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    The State of Oregon in its infinite Wisdom gave my son a driver's licence today. I was there and saw them do it.

    Afterwards we had a tall cold one









    ... a strawberry-lemonade smoothie at the Yoghurt shop next to the DMV.
     
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    ahhhh peace as you know it....has ended


    sleep as you know it...has ended

    but a great adventure has begun


    car insurance as you know it...has ended
     
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    Car insurance is his mom's problem. I only see him once every two weeks.
     
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    I remember when my first got his driver's license, the last day my hair was all black.

    True story. The first time my dad let me take the car I drove nine blocks and was stopped at The Boulevard and Taravel St. by the police. They were diverting traffic because in the street were three bodies covered in white blankets

    I could never figure out how my dad conspired to create that effect, but the image was seared into my brain and has been there for nearly 48 years.
     
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    once every 2 weeks? what the hell is that.....kinda custody?
     
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    We have a standing rule in my house. You can have a car when you can buy one yourself,get your license yourself and insure it yourself. I have two kids driving age and only one,the responsible one,drives. This is good because the other child likes to party, has ADHD, and has the concentration of a fruit fly.
     
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    The prevailing PC "wisdom" that children don't really need two parents. As long as there is one,usually the mother as she is supposed to be inherently the best one for the job. Doesn't matter if a woman doesn't have a nurturing bone in her body, she is the best parent cause she gave birth.:cuckoo:

    The father usually gets the shaft even if he does his part and pays support. I was lucky. My Mom realized early after the diviorce that my father was essential, put aside their differences and let him pop by when ever he wanted even though he only have visitation once a week. She also used to include him in punishments. "Wait until I tell your father" was the worst thing I could ever hear even though he didn't live with us. Visitation every two weeks sucks for the father and the kids.
     
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    Hopefully, he can't afford enough gas to reach Alabama. Congratulate him for me, but keep him in Oregon, please.
     
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    That's the way it was in my house when I was growing up. My Dad told me there were two things that he did not owe me, i.e., a car and a college education. He said if I wanted these things I would have to get them on my own. Well, I did. I got my driver's license when I was 15 and immediately bought a car, paid the insurance, and tags. I got my college education while I was in the Navy. Seemed to work out ok for me. I had to work my butt off for my first car and I think that is why I treated it so well.
     
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    He had to pay for his own licence. I am with BBD on this. I taught him to drive and I was there for the test, but I consider the car and the insurance his problem, not mine. Especially since he doesn't live here.
    This is one of the places his mom and I disagree of course. But that is her look out.
     

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