Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mom's Taxi Service Is Over

Birthday boy and I were at the DMV first thing this morning. It is official; mom's taxi service is no longer. Here he goes solo for the first time. I know what I was doing 16 years ago today.

This post card I won from Jill at The Quilt Rat came in the mail today. Jill is an artist and her work blows me away each time I visit her blog. When you go over to visit be sure to scroll down to older post and you will quickly see what I'm talking about. I kid you not when I say she is an artist.

Also, Karen from Quilts A Lot has posted one of her quilts that I recently quilted. She has far better pictures to share than what I showed on my own blog.

33 comments:

Karen said...

Oh No! No more Mom's taxi service! What are you going to do with yourself? You don't have to answer that, I have pretty good idea. LOL. Are you doing O.K. with son driving off into the sunset? I'm holding off on letting daughter #2 get her license yet. I don't think she's ready yet. More to the point, I'm not ready yet!!! :0)

Cindy said...

"Solo" is good....I think....LOL

16 years ago......pain has turned into joy. How does that happen? LOL

Looks like a "sweet" set of wheels - what nice parents that young man has!

What do they say.....Enjoy them while you can.....

Quilt Nut said...

happy birthday to him and *hugs* to you!

Quilt Rat said...

Thank you so much Mary....It is thanks to wonderful quilters like yourself that I am really beginning to believe that I am an artist.
You have no idea the impact you have had on me.

No more Mom's Taxi is good......but once my son got his license I never saw my car again.....do you own a bike?

Rita said...

My son just turned 16 on Oct. 30th. Fortunately, you have to be 17 to drive solo in New Jersey, so I have a little more time. He gets his permit at 16 1/2 and he can't wait.

Barb said...

Oh wow......I can remember the day each of my sons took off.....

Tam said...

Happy Birthday to your son!
Happy more free time to you, unless he's using your car ;)
They grow up so fast don't they?
Beautiful card!

call me crazy said...

Congrat's to you and your DS! Another milestone. :-) Mine got his a few weeks ago and its great to be taxi'd around by a driving DS. ;-) LOL

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Congratulations to the Birthday Boy! He's probably just as thrilled as you are not to have to rely on mom to drive him everywhere! What time should I come over for cheesecake?

I hopped over to visit Quilt Rat's blog, and I decided it was too cool to glance over, so I signed up as a follower. Because I need more blogs to read, right? :) Thanks so much for sharing the link.

And I stopped by Karen's to check out her sampler quilt. Great job on the quilting! Yet another great quilting design. You're something else!

Gypsy Quilter said...

He's driving already! Wonderful, now you'll have much more time to quilt.

Lisa said...

I'm still trying to get used to my Kindergartener getting on the bus! Don't know what I'll do when she's 16!

Cathi said...

All that extra time for quilting! :-) Happy birthday to him!

Needled Mom said...

It's so nice to have an extra driver in the house.

Love your postcard. It is gorgeous.

AnnieO said...

16 is a good age but not always for driving! We had our kids sign an agreement about driving safe, etc, obeying all laws, and letting them know that it was a privilege that could be taken away very easily!

That postcard is gorgeous, and so was your quilting job :)

onlymehere said...

Life is sweet when they get the license isn't it?....well scarier but sweet! Our baby is 16 too and has been driving since the end of January on her own. I have to admit though, I don't miss being the taxi cab driver! I actually get to stay home now and then when everyone is gone. Now I'm off to visit your friends!

Kim said...

Zoom zoom zoom! Remember that car commercial? I bet your boy does! Hope he enjoys his newly found freedom and treats the privilege with care and respect...so as not to worry his mom. It is a nice thing to be able to let go of the shuttle service. Takes a lot of time and adds more miles on the car with all that back and forth business. Now you can quilt until you hear him asking what's to eat!

QuiltSue said...

I've just had a look at the quilting on Karen's quilt. It's fantastic.

Kathie said...

congrats getting his license, ah yes my mom's taxi driving days are over now too. a relief in some ways lots of worrying in others!
Love the quilting on Karen's quilt another fine job!
Kathie

Beth Karese said...

Lucky you all around... you have freedom from driving (and more time to stitch?!)... the postcard is very cool... and your quilt looks lovely. A good day!

Janet said...

What a neat postcard! You did a lovely job on the quilting for Karen's quilt. I bet there is one very happy 16 year old at your house. A big step for independence there.

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Feels weird, huh? Like you know you should be somewhere but then again you aren't. How did dinner go last night? Were the meatballs the hit of the party?

Libby said...

Enjoy your new found freedom - we know your young'un will *S*

Mary said...

Relax. Take a deep breath.If you have done a good job so far, he will be fine! It's hard to let go of the reins.

Karen said...

(Gasp!) You changed the picture at the bottom of your blog!! I'm speechless!!!!! and surprised!!!! I feel honored! for sure! My goodness! Wow!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Another milestone to celebrate. My oldest turns 16 next year and I truly am looking forward to having another driver in the house :) We still have 3 more to go under the age of 12 so my taxi service is still around for a lot more years!!

Carrie P. said...

Well, it does feel good when you don't have to drive your kids around all the time but it is a little scary too.
Very nice card.

*karendianne. said...

Wow! How does it feel to have your baby out on wheels now?

Pat said...

Happy Birthday to your young man!!

Millie said...

Happy Birhtday to your son!

"Solo" is a good thing...and no more Mom's Taxi service. I have to wait for a few more years to say that. Does that mean you will have more time for quilting? Beautiful card too.

Wendy said...

Just think of how much free time you'll have now. Not driving my girls everywhere was the happiest day for me. As usual I love your quilting. Sorry I haven't got back to you. I've been out everyday. Today I get to stay home....yippee
Wendy

dj said...

Your post is interesting to me because the same thing happened in our family about 16 days ago when my daughter daughter turned 16. It has been an exciting and wonderful time for all of us! I won't miss the taxi service, but I will miss the one-on-one time in the car together.

Dawn Heese said...

I have one 16 and one 15 with a learner's permit. Sure makes things interesting.

wendyytb said...

Remember how he kept you awake 16 years ago? Here you go again!