If you know me at all, then you probably realize that the efficiency of this thrills me. Two legal documents, two Rites of Passage all in one trip to the Department of Licensing! Can’t get much more efficient that that! Almost worth having a party over.
Those of you who know me even better probably realize just how horrified I am about this. The day, the very day, I am released from teaching one kid to drive, I have to start with a second.
I have spent the last month white knuckled with high blood pressure as I taught Judah to drive. Today I received my emancipation papers (aka: Judah’s license). It’s not that Judah is a bad driver (hey, he passed his test after all). It’s just he’s a new driver.
This is the kid who once needed eleven stitches and to have an artery cauterised after he was showing off to his siblings while he chopped celery for a snack.
It is terrifying to get in the passenger side of car with someone who has never driven before. Am I right? Would you willingly get in an airplane knowing the pilot had never flown before but don’t worry, he passed his knowledge test and the co-pilot will be next to him. With no brake or controls? And before you go on about how that isn’t a fair comparison, think about this: we all know, statistically, you are more likely to die in a car accident than a plane crash.
So there you have it.
I am so proud of you Judah and Tilly!
Off to pour myself another stiff drink…of coffee.