Well the big day is here. The day two of my kids have actually started driving. They have almost completed the book course. Now they have started driving in an actual car. I took this picture right before Kyle's first drive ever. Kristina had her first one a few days earlier. They will be driving several times in July with an instructor. Once they have completed the book class and six drives, they will be able to get their permit. Then they will be driving with mom. At first I was nervous, now I am kind of excited. Kyle has not been a lot of fun while taking the class. He now thinks he is the "driving police", and likes to correct every little thing I do in the car. It started on the very first day of class. As you can imagine, it is very annoying! I am hoping he stops once he is behind the wheel, and no longer a back seat driver.
Another reason why I think I am now excited is how my day went a few days ago. This was my view most of the day. My older two had to go to Drivers Ed in the morning. I ran them to class. passing a girl in a dancing hot dog suit at a nearby business. My youngest had a yoga class with girls from her scout troop thirty minutes after Drivers Ed started. Since she was not ready when we had to leave, I had to go all the way back home and pick her up. I drove her to another part of town for her class. Since my mom friends could not stay that day, and I did not feel like waiting an hour, I ran home again I got a few things done at home, but then just 40 minutes later had to go back and pick up Kara. I passed the dancing hot dog for the fifth time in two hours. I picked up Kara, and talked to one of the other moms for a few minutes. It was then time to go over to the school and pick up my other two kids who were now done with class. During the afternoon I had to run out and run a quick errand at the store. I passed the dancing hot dog (who was now a different girl in the hot dog suit) for the 7th and 8th time. A few hours later, I had to run Kristina back to Driver's Ed for a make up class, because she had been too sick to go the day before. This time I did not see the dancing hot dog. The business was closed for the day. I got in and out of the car TEN TIMES that day. Having a kid or two with a drivers license would have it's advantages!
Now to survive the next few weeks!