Having a teenager means, eventually, letting them drive. Letting them drive means, eventually, them having a wreck, and that means, in many cases, a trip to traffic court.
That is how I spent my Thursday morning, sitting with my 17 year old daughter in traffic court.
It was what you expect, a long wait, followed by another long wait, followed by turning over some money to the city for a fine and court cost.
I view it as both a life and civic lesson for my daughter. An expensive lesson, but one I know that almost every parent has to pay for, and one I did expect.
I just wish she had told me she wanted to challenge the ticket, prior to pleading guilty and paying the fine.