Friday, July 27, 2007

Speed demon


Speed demon, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Notice the terrifying rate at which we're traveling...

Jacob: Number three child learning to drive.

He paid me a great compliment yesterday. Jake had already been out driving twice with Jon. This was my first time in the car with him. As we drove, he said, "You're a lot quieter than Dad. He gives a constant stream of advice the whole time."

And then, he forgot to look as he did a u-turn in the parking lot and another car came flying into view. I yelled, "Brake!" Which he did. I caught my heart in my throat and swallowed it back down. We had incidents similar to that one enough more times that by the time I returned to teh driver's seat, I was ready for a bottle of wine!

By the end of the hour, he turned to me and said, "You're a lot tougher than Dad!"

My reply: "Well it's about time!" :D

7 comments:

Rachel said...

I identify! By the time we got to teaching the third one to drive, I was feeling like I did when I went into labor with my 6th child, "Oh, please, Lord, don't make me have to go through this again! Can we just stop now? Do I REALLY have to do this again?" Illinois makes kids take a certified driver-training course with classroom time and 6 hours of driving with the instructor, which I resented at first, but now I'm thinking it's not such a bad idea--it's a pretty fair trade-off; they get my 400 bucks, I get to keep my blood pressure down.

Dancingirl365 said...

You brave woman, you! I remember those days. One more to go for me.

Ampersand said...

Oh my. I'm so not ready for this.

LOL, at Rachel comparing it to the apprehension of labor.

jayfish said...

but he's only going 10mph! :)

Colleen said...

Hey, I'm already faced with my 12 year old driving the farm pick-up around with his younger brothers piled in the bed of the truck. Yikes! Not sure if this means it'll be easier or harder to teach him to drive later. :-D

Katrina365 said...

Yep!! I'm right there with you. LOL

jo(e) said...

I just couldn't deal with teaching my kids to drive -- it made me too nervous. Luckily, my husband is a calm driver, and he liked going out for drives with them.

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