My granddaughter Jessica will be 16 the end of December. Living in Georgia, she was able to get a learner's permit at 15. Last week when we gathered for Thanksgiving I had the thrill of being the licensed driver with her as she drove from our restaurant back to her other grandma's house. She is a confident, responsible driver and it is quite wonderful to see her so grown up. Time does indeed fly. Both my husband and I remember a great picture of Jess when she was three with a cute purple hat pretending to drive our Dodge minivan. We still have that minivan and love to tease Jessica that we have kept the car just for her.
Certainly feels like a "coming of age" for us grandparents as Jessica can now chauffeur us around.