Stressful Driving 2

Monday, January 11, 2016 19 Comments A + a -

poem, teen driving
Photo by Ed Rose 
Writing inspiration from Magpie Tales 

Long dark hair with waves done with curling iron
Hair flowing like the waves that looks so beautiful
Her crown is gorgeous it's much like an attire
Covering her slender frame, so small and youthful

Just a few minutes ago her young cheeks were covered with tears
I, the mean mom, screamed at her, not cheer
See, she insisted to drive going home from her game
The drive was an hour long to our home from her ballgame

She was driving too fast on a sharp turn at exit
Perilously close to the cliff, I thought we wouldn't make it
She also drifted to the side on to the right lane without notice
It was not just one occasion, but twice she did “it.”

“What are you doing?! Oh my God.” I panicked, I got frantic
She answered she was sorry, she was daydreaming, she didn't mean it
“I sure hope so, my God, you can't drive this erratic.”
Now I think it may be serious, should I get problematic?

 This is not a typical day between me and daughter.
In our first month of driving lesson, she is usually better
Most of the time, she is focused and stayed in the center
Not going over the lane, regardless of weather

 Could she have Attention-deficit disorder?
 What on earth is wrong with her?
 I should take her to her primary care provider.
Because I'm truly worried about her

 (By the way, this is not a real picture of my daughter. If anything, my daughter's only similarity to this lady's image is the hair. My daughter is only sixteen not 26-ish).


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January 11, 2016 at 5:09:00 PM MST delete

If she is staring at me, like she stares at the road, she may be absorb in thought. Maybe try a flat off the busy route lane. When you both calm down, mom should have a talk :).

January 11, 2016 at 6:04:00 PM MST delete

We did and perhaps we need to talk some more. Thanks.

January 12, 2016 at 5:52:00 AM MST delete

Be safe play safe with a mean machine! Once off guard it would spell disaster physically and emotionally.Good job in showing awareness, Carin!


January 12, 2016 at 6:22:00 AM MST delete

Good capture of a common problem and potential killer: distraction driving!

January 12, 2016 at 8:36:00 AM MST delete

Teenagers don't quite get that they can die while driving, or doing anything else. I think they feel like they will live forever no matter what. I remember I felt this way for many years. I hope she gets through this soon. I've been in the passenger seat while this very thing happened.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Kathe W.
January 12, 2016 at 12:07:00 PM MST delete

oh my gosh- I remember my parents trying to teach me how to drive. Finally they admitted defeat and had me go to Driving school. Much better!

January 12, 2016 at 6:12:00 PM MST delete

We all need to be alert when driving as there are too many distractions.

January 13, 2016 at 12:31:00 PM MST delete

Teenage drivers scare me silly. Especially when they are my own!!


January 14, 2016 at 12:08:00 AM MST delete

Yup. I can't help but notice, though. :)

January 14, 2016 at 12:09:00 AM MST delete

I was just thinking about enrolling her to driving school. But I'm too cheap.

January 16, 2016 at 5:16:00 PM MST delete

The best medication any parent can give is love and hope. Itll all work out


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