I can't believe my little otter is 16 years old. I had to put this up on Instagram the night before lamenting it would be the last time I'd hug him at 15. =(
Of course, first up on the agenda was to make this driver official and get his license. As I mentioned before, because he took the driver's ed class and passed the written portion the previous Friday, he merely needed to go in, hand over $60, and get his picture taken. HAPPY KID!
This was his Instagram post...
What a wild feeling it is as a parent to watch your kid just drive off. (Especially in your vehicle) Yes, there's some fear, but a lot of it is just a matter of adjusting to craziness of it all. He's a very conscientious and serious driver - let's hope it continues to stay that way even after the novelty fades away.
I let him take my car for the rest of the afternoon. I got this text later on...
Brayden ended up hanging out with Ashton for a while before joining us at his "chosen" Hometown Buffet for dinner. Sweet present that Ashton gave him - so fitting and perfect!
I think his 16th birthday ended up just about like he was hoping it would. Hooray!