Time flies

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by stalkingbear, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Well, my babygirl (17) just bought herself a car (2000 Ford Taurus). She saved up for every penny and paid for it all by herself. I just got back from her driver's test for her license. It seems like only a few years ago I was changing diapers. Even though she's an excellent driver (for her age) I'll still worry.
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    It's our job Bear, it's our job. [​IMG]
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Bear, I don't have kids but I agree....time flies!

    I'm glad to hear she saved up and bought it herself. I did the same and I learned what it takes to buy things and how to appreciate things. Put a speed limiter on that thing!!
     
  4. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Got her own car...
    won't be seeing much of her now.
     
  5. TXnorton

    TXnorton New Member

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    Bear:

    First off, congrats to you and your daughter - buying her first car is a major life milestone, especially given that she paid for it.

    As far as worrying goes, you'll continue to do that for a long time yet!
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Bittersweet, huh?
     
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I just had a thought....

    Imagine yourself being the brave young man who wants to take bear's daughter on a date......you're too young to carry....the attraction is overwhelming but the fear is defening in your mind. You ring the doorbell and suddenly there is a large man with a 45 on his hip and the barrel of a shotgun in his hand(the rest is on the table behind him). My heart goes out to that young man and I wish him well.
     
  8. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Baby Girl all Growed up

    And you thought you had sleepless nites when they were in Diapers. Spare the rod Spoil the Child. Pull the keys at the first sign of abuse of said vehicle. Good Luck, Remember, Talk, Words, Advice, But most of all Love and a tommorrow for the both of you. God Bless Her Car That in times of trouble she will live to see another day. Wills in da swamp in La. One Shot One Kill...... P S Now you have a cheufer to the Range.:eek:
     
  9. suprdave

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    I have daughters (granted, they're a few years younger), and I feel no compassion for that young man...at all...as a matter of fact, I hope he falls down and cuts his scrotum.

    Sounds like a responsible young lady, Bear. Good job.
     
  10. mudslinger79

    mudslinger79 New Member

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    I know that feeling. My boys are 7 and 10. That went by way to fast!
     
  11. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Thats my Girl

    Know exactly what you are saying Bear my daughter 17 also has to take the theory part of her test on Friday. I am sure we will worry about them until we pass to the lord. However I am sure we will pass on to our maker in the sure and clear knowledge ( we did the best we could and are proud of them )
     
  12. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Just a couple of pics from a proud dad
     

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  13. Troy Michalik

    Troy Michalik Is it Friday yet? Supporter

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    And what's worse is that as fast as it seems to be going now, it doesn't slow down. Seems like it keeps getting faster and faster.





    BTW: Nice jumper Davy
     
  14. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Hey troy, how old are you?
     
  15. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Looks like you raised her well, Bear, and taught her the value of working hard to achieve a goal. Good job!
     
  16. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    She is blessed with a daddy that loves and cares for her. She's miles ahead of 1/3 of today's kids!

    They do grow up fast! :(
     
  17. NGIB

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    Bear, it's amazing how fast the time goes by. I remember my oldest as a baby - and now she's 32 and a lawyer in Manhattan. The first car will cause you some sleepless nights but I'll bet you raised her right and she'll make good decisions.

    BTW, I had standing orders (from spouse) to immediately execute any fella that looked at either of my daughters - amazing they both found husbands...
     
  18. DrumJunkie

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    I have an 18 year old that just started college the past fall. It seems like yesterday I was with her catching her first fish (She was 4). She took me for a drive in her first car not all that long ago(She saved every penny for it too) and I never felt so old on my life. She's still the baby girl that wanted to jump in mud holes while wearing a frilly dress. She would NOT wear pants...Because she said girls should wear pretty dresses. Apparently while jumping in mud holes..lol

    Man, it don't get any easier for Dads with little girls. I've been saying her whole life she would come home with a man like me one day and I"ll kill that S.O.B.:rolleyes:
     
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  19. RugerShootinGal

    RugerShootinGal New Member

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    Bear I just met you and your family and they are wonderful. Samantha is wonderful you have done a great job with her she is smart and knows what she wants and knows she has to work to get what she wants. I am very proud of her and very thankful for the time you let me spend with her she is awesome. Oh and she did text me and let me know she got them I told her she gets to drive Mrs Daisy when I come back down. You be very proud and we will always worry cuddles lol:)
     
  20. orangello

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    Bear, you know it's not that expensive to get that car equipped with a GPS tracking device nowadays. A blackberry would allow you much the same security/trackability but might be more fun for her. My sister & brother-in-law use their blackberry phones to let my sis keep up with her hubby when he is driving a load.


    17? It was 15 when i got my DL; 17 would've saved me a few wrecks.