Monday, April 16, 2012

Taking the wheel...

It was a most excellent weekent. So nice to be home. My weekend did not include a hotel, little tiny travel toothpastes, or driving excessive hours all over the southeast United States.

Friday night we went to the baseball game. And, even though it did not end favorably for the ol' home team, it was a fun night at the ballpark. It included BBQ nachos. So, that in itself is a win. Jordan was unsuccessful at getting up on the big screen, but it was not without effort.

Saturday was Jordan's birthday. It was a very, very good day, even though I spent most of the day in denial that my little newborn baby was finally 15. She went back to another game that night with some friends and made it up on the big screen by dancing to YMCA. I'm just proud that she didn't have to resort to dancing like a kid from Jersey Shore to achieve that success.
Happy birthday to her.

The rest of the weekend featured reading books, taking naps, and sitting like a big lazy butt on my patio watching the Captain and Cooper play catch. It was bliss.

Which brings us to Monday.

The day that the Captain is taking Jordan to get her driver's permit after school.

And then she will be legally allowed to drive a car with an adult.

Drive a car.

Drive. A. Car.

God bless us everyone.

She already knows how to drive a car because my mother in law has been letting her drive all over the big church parking lot near our house for years.

But now she can legally drive on a real road.

With real traffic.


She still has some slight judgment issues with... how shall we put it... the width of the car.

And the whole turning thing could use a little more attention.

Plus, learning how to eeeeeeeeease on the gas and eeeeeeeeeease on the brake.

And how do you get experience driving without driving?

I'm not sure.

And, I'm thinking more time playing Mario Kart won't cut it.

Cooper says he wants a helmet.

Personally, I'm asking for meds.

Of course, she has to pass some written test that apparently includes questions about how far from the curb your wheels have to be when you parallel park and what yellow sideways triangle signs mean.

Stay tuned, people.

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JuJu said...

Oh, I remember those days very well. There are not enough meds out there.

Happy Day to Jordan. It is a big day for her, and I'm sure she'll be a GREAT driver.

Once she masters those brakes. :-)

Colleen said...

Those were frightening days indeed! No there are not enough meds for it either. Just stay calm and remember there is no brake on the passenger side!

Happy Birthday to both of you!