I slid into the driver’s side seat, opened up google maps and calculated the route. I had 4 hours and 17 minutes of driving time ahead of me, which was all dependent on the schizophrenic traffic conditions through Long Island, across the GW and out of New York City. The first hour quickly ticked by. It was the combination of the insane driving skills you must possess to drive in NYC (Do you remember the game Frogger? Driving in NYC is just like that.) and the thoughts, ideas
The life altering words, “Dad, can I do it all by myself?”, sent shock waves down my spine. I found myself frozen in a state of mental denial. No was the only word that invaded my conscience and rested on my tongue. Don’t get me wrong, I was confident that she had the ability. But the word yes was placed on a rocket headed to the Moon Jupiter. I tried to find every reason and excuse to say no. No! Not today. Maybe tomorrow.
No! I need to test it out first.
No! Your mom w