Baby, You Can Drive my Car
Posted 22 July, 09on:
About three months ago, J got his learner’s permit. Thus far, most of his driving has been with Hubski on the weekends. We all agreed, until he gets a little more experience, he does not need the distraction of C in the car, not that would intentionally distract him. We are also careful about where he drives, weather conditions, and time of day. It seemed, for a while, whenever we were going somewhere that J could drive, it was storming or after dark. It has been a while since I have driven with him. Last week, he drove me to the library… and I wasn’t totally nauseous with anxiety.
J is doing quite well with driving, but he is a new driver. More importantly, I am new to having my baby behind the wheel. It is definitely a weird concept… my baby, driving, like a grown up. He is careful, takes instruction well, and is calm behind the wheel.
Today, he drove us to taekwondo. It suddenly occurred to me that we were having a conversation instead of me giving him instructions, my foot wasn’t going through the floorboard, and I was rather relaxed. Is his driving getter better or I am simply get used to the idea? Part of our conversation was about how the cost of our auto insurance would sky rocket when he got his full license. J said, “If it is that expensive, I can wait to get my license. There is no rush.” I have good sons.