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Happy Last Day of School! May 25, 2012

Posted by skinbad in Crime, Family, Travel.

My daughter got a present for me. This is also the first photo my wife has ever sent me from a phone.

“Can I please take your car, Mom? I hate driving my friends in dad’s ugly car that no one would care if it got dinged.”


1. lauraw - May 25, 2012


One of the disadvantages kids today have, is this stuff gets broadcast on the internet. Back in the day, our parents could only complain to local confidantes.

Booo, skinbad!

*hug to Skinbad’s little girl*

(but you should have been driving the crappy car at your age, that’s what the rest of us did)

2. daveintexas - May 25, 2012

1. When daughter reaches driving age, purchase cheap hoopdy

2. She will hit something

3. Care not a whit

The first day eldest backed out of the garage, she ripped the plastic bumper cover off of her car. She was so upset. I pulled out the handy pop rivet tool my dad gave me, drilled a few holes and put the fucker back on. She asked me where I got it, I said dad bought it when I was in high school, he gave it to me a couple years ago.

She said “really, what did he use it for?”

I said “To put the plastic bumper cover back on mom’s car that I ripped off backing out of our garage.”


3. digitalbrownshirt - May 26, 2012

My daughter wants my truck for her first vehicle. My lifted, 4×4 1986 Dodge Ram with the camo paint job and a gas guzzlin’ 318 under the hood. She’ll probably kill somebody, but at least she won’t get stuck anywhere.

4. daveintexas - May 26, 2012

I gave youngest kid my 2000 GMC pickup. Damn, that was one fine veehicle.

5. Retired Geezer - May 26, 2012

We bought a Huge Caprice station wagon for my daughter’s first car.
You know, Safety.
It didn’t last long, I think her boyfriend trashed it.

We never included any of our kids on our auto insurance.
If they wanted to drive, they got their own.
Now that Flyin’ Brian is over 40, we occasionally let him behind the wheel.

6. daveintexas - May 26, 2012

shit, you can cut em out of the insurance?


7. Sobek - May 26, 2012

That’ll buff right out.

8. sandy burger - May 26, 2012

When I was a young’un, I drove an ancient beat up wreck of a car.

That car practically screamed “uninsured bad driver with nothing to lose”. Which meant, merging in traffic was easy. Turn on the blinker, wait a few seconds, and then driiiiift on over into the next lane. They’ll get out of the way.

9. digitalbrownshirt - May 26, 2012

I guess I was a little spoiled. My first car was a ’67 Pontiac LeMans. Red 2 door with white top and a 326 under the hood. I wish I still had it.

10. Michael - May 26, 2012

Orange Chevy Nova.

I’m glad I don’t still have it.

11. Michael - May 26, 2012

There was a time in history when orange cars were kinda cool.

The dinosaurs did not attack them.

12. lauraw - May 26, 2012

’79 Honda Accord with the rust hole on the top of the driver’s side front fender.

I destroyed that car. Couple accidents, etc. Eventually it was only drivable for short periods of time. When it started to shake and sputter from all the oil blowing by the engine, I had to stop, pull and clean all the spark plugs.

I drove it to the junk yard myself.

13. daveintexas - May 26, 2012

That’s what grown ups do honey.

Good on ya.

14. skinbad - May 26, 2012

We have four drivers and four vehicles. Two are beaters. Then we have mom’s van (pictured) and an F-150 that mostly sits so as not to contribute to global warming and wallet draining. I won’t let daughter drive that. It has a shell on it and the visibility is awful. Maybe when she’s 30. I learned on a ’64 Jeep Wagoneer. It was a pretty cool ride.

15. daveintexas - May 27, 2012

There ya go. I bought my eldest kid a 91 Honda, and youngest is driving my old 2000 GMC pickup.

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