Parenting experts say that a parent's job is to work yourself out of a job. The developmental milestones -- the big firsts -- are all steps we take away from our parents and toward independence. First words. First steps. First day of school.
The driver's license.
I knew this day was coming. How could I forget? Since Amy turned 16 in October, she's talked of little else. She's had her learner's permit for over a year -- so she's more than ready. When teen-agers start surfing usedcars.com, you know they're ready.
So why wasn't I ready?