Wow, how can this be here already?I remember way back when Dan was contemplating beginning online college courses. We figured out that by the time he gets his degree, he will be nearing 40 and Danny will be close to driving age. That seemed SO far off in the distance! But here we are!
The week after his birthday we were packing to spend a night and two days with my sister Chris in Georgia. Our goal was to have everything packed, so we could meet Dan on our way north, as he was leaving work. Around 10 that morning, Danny asked me if I could take him to the courthouse to take his driver's permit test. I didn't think he had studied his manual all that much, but he was serious and so I decided to let him give it a try, even though it was going to make my day extra busy.
After I felt like I had everything done around the house and all our clothes packed, off we went.
The people at the courthouse were so friendly and the man behind the desk made a joke about how they don't want mug shots anymore.....now they ask you to smile for your license photo. The photo was taken even before the test was administered. I guess that way if they pass, it's all set to go.
After the man took Danny to the other room and let him sit behind closed doors to answer all the questions, I began to wonder.....if he DOES pass this test, am I going to let him drive home?? Then I really started getting nervous! :) And pass he did!! :) The road signs part of the test he got all right. The road rules, he missed 4. I was so thankful because I didn't realize how much the test and then a re-test would cost! :O
Since I had a few stops to make and he had never driven before, I made him wait till we were done at the grocery store and then I let him drive home, and then to the farm for milk and to the destination where we were to meet Dan. I was surprised how well he did!
Once he drove on some of the narrow back roads, things were a little more hairy for me. I like control and I was NOT in control!! :P I am thankful to say that after 3 weeks of this, I am much more relaxed. My foot doesn't press the floor and things in my lap don't get turned a little sideways when I think he should get closer to the other side of the lane! ;) (yeh, that's how I try to "control"....like moving things in my lap will make any difference! Haha!)
Last week I let him take me to town....he got to pull in at the bay door at the service station, back out onto a main road and then drive through the bank drive-thru window and also park in two parking lots. He did so good
Dan makes me sit up front if we are both along, because he thinks that I do too much "back seat driving". But I think it's about same-same. :D I will say, I'd rather be up front....then I can grab the wheel if necessary! :) :) Just kidding!!