Is it just me, or are kids less likely to push for these things like we did as kids? Seems like there's less of a rush to drive now. When I was a kid everyone wanted their license on their 16th birthday...and expected the use of a car sometimes. This didn't fly at our house....my dad was hard core. If you wanted a car, or even a license....you had to work for it and pay for it yourself. Even just a license....you were expected to pay the bump in his insurance for having you on the policy. He also wanted 25% of your wages for room and board. "If you're old enough to work, you're old enough to contribute." Seriously...the man got rent when we were 16! LOL. Tough old potato! Elle's 18 and JUST got her license. She was in no hurry to have it. I expected her to want my car....just to do a victory lap and go someplace by herself. Nope, not interested. She informed me that attitudes about cars and driving have changed and that she's not even thinking about owning a car until after college. (which is probably just as well, because U of M has amazing public transportation, and undergrads are not allowed to have cars on campus) What's with these kids today? Anyone else have a reluctant driver?