I hate winter roads and now I have to face them with Diva behind the wheel. O.K., she has been driving for about 5 years but each year brings a longer length of road beneath her tires. She now has a two hour drive between collage and home. It is so frustrating that she doesn't have the sense to take that road when it is the safest when she has the option. Today we wake up to icy roads - the talk of church this morning. By noon, the weather had warmed enough to melt the ice so driving during day light would have been just fine. But no! She has to wait until after dark when the temperature drops and the roads refreeze to head back for college tonight!! UGH!!!! I called her at 7:30 to see if she had left yet (difficult child and I had gone to a 5:00 movie and she text me at 5:15 looking for gas money - another frustration over her lack of time management skills - she is learning the hard way that I am not always available at the drop of a hat!). She said she just crashed the car and was stuck. "Do you want me to come?" (She was still in town) "Yes". Then, "No, I didn't damage the car and I am moving again". She had slid through an intersection and was heading toward a stop sign. She stopped short of hitting it. So, I am frustrated that #1 she waits until it is dangerous again to head out (She had ALL day to get her butt down to college before the roads refroze), #2, she took back roads to get out of town (main roads were sanded and/or free of ice from the day's traffic) and #3, she took the longest way to the freeway. I am sure the freeway will be better with more traffic on it. difficult child says that soon I will not have to worry because her boyfriend will get to make sure she is safe after they get married. But that is still this winter and next winter that I have to face. And, a mom never stops worrying about her child's safety.