We just bought a third family car (or at least that's what we're calling it). It is primarily for E to use for driving to school and practice. We're also hoping it will be used for helping me with driving to practices, etc. I'm not sure how much of that is going to happen once school starts, but she's already driven her sister to the dentist which was a big help.
I'm excited for her.
I'm worried about her reaction when we lay down the law about her use of the car. She seems to think that she can drive it whenever she wants. Whenever I try to explain that's not the case, she doesn't seem to be really listening to me. She did get the message about her phone (NO WAY) in the car.
K is vacillating between annoyance about having to deal with another car and excitement in getting a good deal on a nice, safe car for her.
I'm not sure how this is all going to play out. I guess we'll just take it one day at a time.
In other news, I finally, finally, finally talked with my therapist about trying medication. The nudge from you guys and a nudge from a good friend gave me the push I needed. She thinks it's a very good idea.
She gave me some names of psychiatrists she trusts. They don't take my insurance. My friend said she just went through her primary care, but I'm nervous about that. Thoughts?
I told K. He was quiet. Then he cracked a joke. We haven't talked about it since. He seemed okay with it. I'm not sure how he'll take the expense if I decide to go out of network.
Even without the actual drugs adjusting my brain chemistry, I feel better after making the decision. I feel hopeful. I want to be a better mom. They deserve it and I have to believe that this step will help me get there. Right?