Look how cute! This is Sugarplum a few years ago on her 16th birthday. A Honda Civic appeared in the driveway with a giant pink bow on the roof, keys tucked into a small wrapped package.
My parenting tip today is this: Do not buy your teenager a brand new car. Buy a "previously owned" car.
This will sound to some of you like stupid assvice because who would buy their 16 year old a brand new car anyway.
Oh, you dear innocent things. Just wait. You'll see.
I saw. I saw 16 year olds pulling up to her school in new SUVs and BMWs.
She however, received the very nice previously owned Honda Civic pictured above.
She totalled it 3 weeks later.
TIP: Buy something that you don't mind them crashing. Cause they're gonna hit something.
(No one was, thank GOD, injured in any way.)