Good news: My oldest son is about to turn sixteen.
Bad news: This makes me feel a little old.
Good news: I will now be a car shuttle service for him much less often.
Bad news: The thought of paying for gas for another vehicle makes my stomach a little weak.
Good news: I am very lucky that my son is a great driver.
Bad news: Teenage boys are WAY more expensive to insure as young drivers than girls. That seems a little sexist to me.
Good news: If we help him get a car we will have a huge carrot to work with behaviorally speaking.
Bad news: Whoever said girls were easier than girls as teenagers did not know my son.
Good news: My dad’s theory about teenagers having cars with the smallest back seats possible and the least room for passengers now sounds like a genius idea.
Bad news: Shopping for a car that will be reliable but won’t indulge your child is a tough balancing act.
Good news: Craigslist rocks.
Bad news: It’s hard to know what to believe when it come to buying cars. Suddenly CarFax isn’t so factual.
Good news: There are still a few people who sell their cars privately and who are very honest.
Bad news: Once he is driving I will have a new list of things to worry about.
Good news: My insurance agent said that the Dodge Caravan minivan is the cheapest car for us to insure him to drive.
Bad news: I’m afraid my son might endure bodily harm if he drove a Dodge Caravan minivan to school.
For all this perspective, I am grateful.