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?