Head out on the highway!
Lookin' for adventure.....
or whatever comes our way!
Zachary and Michael both have their permits
and are enrolled in a private driving school.
The driver's ed program is not offered in any high school
here in Washington,
so in order for any child
under 18 to get their license,
they must first complete
a private driving school course
and it aint cheap!
behind the wheel than Michael,
and is driving to and from work,
on the interstate,
and on busy streets in town.
He is doing great!
He likes speed though
and it takes alot of concentration on his part
to keep his eye on that speedometer!
Michael is right behind him
and learning fast!
so it really takes alot of
control on my part to
not freak out when one of them is driving!!
I'm so glad David is here
to do most of the shot gun riding.
He's so patient and has a more sane
view of being on the road with a new driver.
I'm literally thinking I could be taking my last
breath and leaving my children motheress
at any moment,
and that's not good for anyone's confidence!
in a few months,
and Michael will get his in November of this year.
I can't wait for the freedom that
having two more drivers in the house will bring,
especially when David is deployed.
It sure will help alleviate the "having to be in 4 places at once"
syndrome that seems to attach itself to us moms!
On the other hand.....
along with that freedom
comes a whole new set of fears and worries.
Sitting at home while your child is out on the roads
driving the car on their own
just might trump
white knuckling it in the passenger seat
while said child learns how not to kill us
or anyone else!
I will have to practice deep breathing
and the art of distraction.
I will also have to develope some sort of
deterrant to keep me from
picking up the phone
every 15 minutes just to make sure they are
Oh, the storms we weather in our hearts and minds
as we learn to let go of what we love so intensely.
in the back seat while Michael was driving.
This is one of my forms of distraction.
I used this particular one
as we were approaching a busy intersection.
I didn't scream,
"Oh my gosh, we are all going to die!" even once
during that driving trip!