Sunday, June 11, 2006
Amanda has her Driver(s) License as of this past Tuesday but we haven't let her actually drive by herself until just now. Yes, my 16 year old is on the road right this second- Trav and I just prayed. Anyway, the reason that we haven't let her drive is that she's not ready. As of Tuesday she couldn't even park straight. And she really hadn't been that motivated to do it correctly, I guess just figuring that she'd get it right AFTER she had her license. So, you're probably wondering how she got her license to begin with. Well, in the driving test she had to take a right onto a main road and then drive through a subdivision and back to the DMV- that's it. When I took my driver test you had to be able to do several things and among them was reading signs, a three point turn, and parallel parking. If you didn't pass the parallel parking part you failed the test. I know a lot of people said (then) that you don't have to parallel park often so you shouldn't have to do it but I think that by making you parallel park it shows that you know how to handle the vehicle you're driving. Anyway, Amanda has been working very hard and has gone out with Travis to practice so we felt that she was ready to make the short trip to Wal-Mart. Of course, I still have butterflies and am second guessing myself but I'm sure she'll do fine. I'm glad that it will be at least 11 more years until Chloe starts driving.