Sunday, November 17, 2019

I'm the First

For all people moan about teenagers and cell phones, I'm here to tell you that I absolutely love how having a cell phone has enhanced the relationship I have with Hannah (Max too, but he's different in some ways). Hannah and I love the same kinds of memes and videos, and it's much easier being able to text or email during the day when I want her to know something or have a question. It allows me to give her more freedom, like a date night out with her boyfriend when I have some place else to be, because I can be in contact with her and know where she is without totally hovering.

But the thing I love most of all is that I'm the first. She passed her test at driver's ed this afternoon, which she needed to do in order to take her first driving lessons this winter, and I'm the first person she told. She had been nervous about it, and I knew she'd do fine, but I love being on the other end of that relief she feels in having passed, and not just on the end that took on the worrying with her before the exam.

I know I won't be the first person in her life for too much longer, but this is a very sweet benefit to this season.

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