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  • Brooke_Brown 

    haha, I don't know the difference between a daisy and a dandelion but I don't care either. Glad you decided to do things your way :)

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  • Brooke_Brown 

    I think you have already started doing your part in helping to keep her safe by putting her in drivers ed early. The only way she will learn how to drive is through practice and by having others, like yourself and her instructor, teach her. My parents were so afraid that I wasn't ready and/or would have an accident that I had to beg them to even put me in drivers ed, which didn't happen until about two months before my 18th birthday. By the way, that was only about 3 and a half years ago and we drove with the instructor in my class-- it was 7 hours of driving and 7 hours of observation required-- so I'm surprised to hear that's not still the case. However, my class was in Austin (Westlake to be exact) so maybe it's just different in different areas. Anyway, when I finally did get my license, after I had turned 18 and moved out of the house, I was terrified to drive. I was uncomfortable because of my lack of experience- which my parents had been afraid to help give me. Still, I knew it was something I had to do because it's just part of growing up and being a productive member of society, especially if you plan to ever potentially live in a place without public transportation. Even that can be very undependable though, as well as limited. So the bottom line is, I think it's great that you recognize that driving is most certainly dangerous, yes, but necessary, and the best thing you can do for your daughter is practice with her every chance you get so you know she knows what she's doing and is comfortable behind the wheel. I think they should still have drivers ed in public schools, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks that.

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  • Brooke_Brown 

    I think that's an amazing idea!

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  • Brooke_Brown 

    cute :)That's one of the many reasons why this newspaper rocks- it publishes positive, sweet human interest stories like this one, not just the sad ones. Although I admit sometimes the sad/scary ones need to be told too. I really liked the second line of this story by the way.

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  • Brooke_Brown 

    Cool story! I really liked your lead, JR!!!

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  • Brooke_Brown 

    BUT no one was kidnapped, murdered, or raped and everyone is totally overreacting. Has no one ever heard of a little term called reasonable expectation of privacy? These people at a PUBLIC swimming pool did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy. I am starting to agree with my husband: I thank God I am not a man in today's society, where it's almost to the point simply looking at a woman or child can get you imprisoned. I, too am left to wonder where the line ends between creepy behavior and criminal behavior.

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  • Brooke_Brown 

    salazaa- that's awesome! LOL freaking hilarious :)

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  • Brooke_Brown 

    "No, I'd probably be so freaked out [/distracted] I'd plow into the guy in front of me!"

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  • Brooke_Brown 

    yeah- cute picture. I hope she gets well soon.

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  • Brooke_Brown 

    Congratulations on your anniversary :) Like Alton Easton, I was looking for more at the end. I'm always interested in other people's opinions about what keeps a marriage alive and what doesn't.

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