Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Driving Practice

Turning onto mainstreet Wadena

It's coming down to the crunch. My 21-yr-old son has to get his licence, or he stands to lose his job.
He has put it off, put it off, put it off, until now ...
And so, I drove into town on Sunday and sat in the passenger's seat while he drove around for three hours.
I drove in again yesterday after he got off work, and made him drive for an hour.
And will do the same tonight after the News office closes.

He bitches about it. He doesn't want to. It's so boring. He's got better things to do. And so on.

I say, "You think this is my preferred method of spending time?"

Finally he gets it. This is not for my benefit, but for his.

Okay, maybe it IS for me. After all, do I really want him to lose his job and move back in with me?

Love him dearly, but it's best when he's in his own house.


  1. Fingers crossed, hope he passes the test.

    1. Me too! He's hired one of my co-workers to be his driving coach. Anyone but Mom!

  2. My kids both waited til they were almost 18 to get theirs. I basically had to threaten them. Kids nowadays. And parents who are willing to drive them. Ugh.

  3. So typical. He will love his new independence, and he will be looking for a car of his own at some point.


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