"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, August 21, 2006

Driver's Training 101 x Three


I'm at it again with a new teenage driver in the house! My youngest daughter got her permit last month and begs to drive whenever I go out on my errands. She asked how her driving was yesterday on our way to shop for her school clothes in Spokane ... my reply, "Well, honey, I'm not quite ready to relax and take a snooze yet!" My first offspring to drive, didn't get his license until after he got his "tank" (as in M1-80 Army tank) license. When he'd come home to visit and after finally getting his driver's license, my heart raced each time I rode in the car with him. Imagine his driving skills after first learning on a vehicle with a jet engine strapped to it! His "puddle jumping" maneuvers in my van gave me worry lines and gray hair! My oldest girl faired ok with her skills and is a good driver. Here we go again. The only driving Nathen will be doing is in the "driving mom nuts" category!

4 comments:

Birmingham Girl said...

You don't have enough on your plate, you have to add a new driver? OY.

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh I hated it when wendy started driving. You have my sympathies!

Tonya said...

I hated it when my husband and I decided to teach my sister how to drive, my parent refused, so we did it, and I was pregnant at the time, I was not much fun for her to learn with, I was always in a panic.

gramma_s said...

It was too hard on Pop's nerves to teach the children to drive so I tought my oldest and then I think the children kinda taught each other, we had a big 5 acre field to prctice in. And by the time some of the boys got old enough there was driver's ed which was a great relief to me.