Today I drove my daughter to her first day of high school. As I pulled out of the parking lot, I saw rows of kids pulling in to park their cars. What a big difference from middle school!
It made me think of how much easier it must be on working parents once your child drives. I'm sure that having a teen driver comes with its own set of worries. But for those parents who commute to work or have rigid work schedules, it must be a big plus to turn over the responsibility of getting your child where they need to be -- on time. I'm just a few years away from that bittersweet milestone.
Knowing change lies ahead, I savored this morning's routine, driving each of my kids to school on their first day. If you are one of the working parents whose child drove to school today for the first time, what was it like for you? Has your work life balance become easier or does giving them freedom through car ownership make your life more stressful?