DATE: JULY 28, 2008
TIME: 10:20 A.M.
PLACE: MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION
PRESENT: MOM, SON, DAUGHTER
Who says Memory Monday has to be about a distant Memory? I think the memory of this morning will last a lifetime. The day they got their Permits. The day they got behind the wheel and DROVE. (Um well maybe we did a little illegal driving through the neighborhood and in parking lots, but never on a "real" road....)
Cute how they wore matching shirts, no? OH yes, daughter didn't realize it until I pointed it out at MVA when they were about to have their photos taken. AUDIBLE GROAN.
Honestly, I'm not sure who was more excited, them or me. For some reason everyone tells me I'm supposed to be nervous about this. But I have been looking forward to this day. I have enjoyed every stage of their lives and haven't wished them to stop growing up or wanted to go back and do over - every age is so awesome and, in some ways, each age just improves over the last. I think We're Rare and Blessed that way.
Some great quotes from the 1.5 hours of driving.
MOM: Daughter, slow down a little.
DAUGHTER: But My foot's not on the gas.
MOM: TRY BRAKES!!!!!!!!
DAUGHTER: Oh, yeah, huh.
MOM [to Son]: A little slower on that next turn, ok?
SON: But I was trying to negotiate the turn and stay in the correct lane.
MOM: Just try it a little slower next time, ok?
SON: Well if I go slower next time then I blah blah blah
MOM: GO SLOWER ON THE NEXT TURN OR YOU'RE DONE
SON: Oh, ok.
MOM: WHOA Go left! Too close to the mailbox!!!!!
DAUGHTER: But I was trying to get around that parked truck on my left.
SON: YOU WERE ON THE GRASS I"M HAVING A HEART ATTACK BACK HERE!
DAUGHTER: Oh, sorry...
SON: THERE ARE CARS COMING AT ME!!!!!!
I think they'll be great drivers. Nope, my nose is not growing. I have confidence in them.