I don’t know who is more nervous: Eldest, or me.
I’m not a great teacher, no matter how patient I am. I don’t have the confidence, I suppose. But now Eldest is learning to drive, and that means she needs practice.
She gets behind the wheel, and you know what? It’s fun!! She starts off a bit nervous, and then begins to drive comfortably and explain everything that she will be doing. All I do is sit back, and not distract her. At least for now. Her father has a bad habit of pointing out things while she is driving, and that *ahem* drives her nuts. Of course, he is teaching her to drive like a man, which means I have to put myself in his shoes and adhere to his style. But not to worry. I shall refrain from describing the driving cones as little elf hats and telling her that parking between the lines is like making a car sandwich 😉
October 29th, 2012 at 10:18 AM
once I got past the terror of our girls driving it was quite nice to be able to send them to the store…. 😉
October 29th, 2012 at 10:31 AM
THAT is the thing I look forward to the most 😀
October 29th, 2012 at 10:37 AM
Learning to drive! How fun! I’m sure she’ll get the hang of it in no time.
In other news, I found a pair of shoes for you.
October 29th, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Eh? Thought for sure I did that right. New Shoes
October 29th, 2012 at 11:14 AM
ZOMG!!! Those are so cool!!!
October 29th, 2012 at 1:30 PM
Car Sandwich? Perhaps that’s not the best way to phrase that.
Then again, I’m one of those XY Chromosome people. Nevermind.
October 29th, 2012 at 2:33 PM
HA! I can see where that would be unfortunate terminology 🙂
October 29th, 2012 at 4:38 PM
I think I remember a time as a student wearing an ‘elf hat’ ;-)…. oh dear
October 29th, 2012 at 4:58 PM
HA! I won’t confirm or deny ever doing such a thing 😉
October 29th, 2012 at 9:10 PM
Yeah….I emailed that pic around to a few friends. And the wife. Got punched when I got home. *sigh* Probably deserved it.
October 29th, 2012 at 9:33 PM
There must be something wrong with me because I laughed and nodded sagely when I read it 😉
October 30th, 2012 at 12:25 PM
There is much that is wrong with you, my friend….probably why I like your blog so much!
October 30th, 2012 at 2:09 PM
Great minds…wait… 😉
October 30th, 2012 at 10:44 AM
I learned to drive when I was ten years of age on an old three on the tree Ford Falcon. Just from watching my father drive, I already understood the gas pedal, clutch, shifter, and brake. It was no big deal. We lived “out there” on a long dead end street with hills. My father let me have at it anytime I wanted to drive, which was everyday, and I occasionally went out of bounds. By the time I was 15.75, and got my learners permit, I was old hat. I drove in snow, sleet, ice, rain, and wind. Parallel parking was never a problem. Never wrecked or got stuck.
I’m still amazed at how many people who can’t drive a vehicle with a clutch.
October 30th, 2012 at 2:08 PM
Not to worry. She is learning standard transmission 😉