November 13, 2009

A New Driver is on the Road (somebody save me!)

I had at least ten years taken off my life this morning – ten years which I am definitely not ready to give up.  Why, you ask with ever so much concern?  This was the first morning I allowed Man-Child to drive us to the school.  I haven’t yet allowed him to do so because the weather has been absolutely horrendous; driving rain, wind gusts that practically blow the car right of the road.  It was scary enough having me drive in it. 

He seems to do all right – unless there are other cars around (which could pose problems – since there will always be other cars on the road!).  I know he’s nervous and with time that will go away.  But oh my hell. 

He also needs to work on his braking.  Sometimes he waits too long to brake (and I am trying very hard not to scream STOP, STOP, FOR GOD’s SAKE STOP!!) and at other times, he brakes way to soon.  In time I know he will figure it out. 

Parking also seems to be a problem.  He doesn’t like to park where other cars are; as a result we end up hiking a mile to get to our destination after parking.  Oh, and he sometimes forgets to put the car in Park before turning off the key.

I know that with time and practice all these issues will be resolved.  In the meantime, do you think it would hurt his confidence any if I hid my face in my hands for the whole ride?

8 comments:

  1. Haha, I would be such a nervous passenger in a car with a new driver! I hope you do ok and your son will get the hang of it.. soon I hope for your sake!

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  2. Haha, I let my Kid drive for the first time this morning. Everytime he hit the brakes, he hit them with all he had!!! Good Luck!!

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  3. Oh god! None of my kids drive (yet). They've never shown any interest, so far. And I'm fine with that! I'm not sure I could take the strain..

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  4. I remember trying to teach my neice to drive in a parking lot with nothing in it. I remember being scared to death because she would all of a sudden go about 50mph then slam on the brakes.
    New drivers = terror

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  5. ROFL. I started laughing with the title of the post; I KNEW where you were going. Tooo funny!

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  6. I used to take him to parking lots and apartment complexes and he was really pretty good. Now that he's actually on the road - with other cars! It's going to take some time. In the meantime I am quickly, quickly going gray!

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  7. Gigi I still dont like to park were there are other cars LOL I always go to a car park where theres plenty of room .. but the worry of my kids driving scares me to death !!!

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