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November 12, 2012

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Oh, Jamie. I will pray.

oh no, this is devastating news! Last year the son of a lecturer at our university whose daughter is in Kelvin's class (now 5th grade) was killed in a car accident too at 19 years old.

I am confident that there will be many unforeseen consequences and work that will come along with having bigger children and I am a bit scared of what's to come, to be frank!

P.S. I am praying for your student and her family!

I will pray for them. Oh no.

Car accidents terrify me. Where I live it would be easy just to let my kids grow up without learning to drive but I feel like I'd be depriving them of a major life skill. I'm sending safe thoughts to your family an new driver and my heart goes out to your student and her family.

I'm definitely more scared of the teenage years than of any other phase. There's just so much that can go wrong. Sleep deprivation in the early years is brutally difficult, however, and when it comes down to it I think it's just different types of hard and different people cope better with different stages' challenges.

Oh I will pray. I didn't get my license until after I graduated from college. I was terrified of driving or at least of the process of learning. I knew exactly how bad I was and was afraid of what might happen to me before I got good.

I do agree with what Pippi says, for me it's the sleep deprivation more than anything else. Having three kids tag-teaming through the night is brutal. And I'm so not looking forward to having a newborn again. I think it depends on how close in age your littles are too. With soon to be five under seven, we've never had a break. Right now I've got two boys still in diapers and very little chance of ousting my three year old out of diapers by the end of next month when his sister is expected to arrive.

But.... I am so not looking forward to that stage of parenting when they step out the door with car keys in hand. Good thing I have at least a decade to go.

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