Friday, July 07, 2006


Alex is taking driving lessons. He has 3 full days of classroom time, followed by sessions in the driving school car. On Monday evening, Andy and I do our "co-pilot" class to learn how to accompany Alex on practice drives without popping a vein.

I'm pretty calm about it so far, especially considering he'll be practising in my car. I remember I was pretty safe and responsible new driver when I was 16. Or at least I thought I was.

It's a lot longer and harder to get a license now, which is good, I think. Alex will need to log a lot of practice hours before he can test for his "N" license, which he then keeps for 2 years before being fully licensed. The N includes restrictions on how many passengers he can carry, and it's easier to get your N revoked for bad driving than it is to have a regular license taken away. I guess that's good too.

We'll see, anyway. I'll be co-piloting soon.

question: what does your family do in the summer time?

mompoet - still coughing and sneezing


Lazy Daisy said...

Oh my dear must not have read the rules and regulations concerning birthing and teaching children to drive. You birth him now it's hubby's turn to teach boy wonder to drive. It should have been in your contract!

Get better. It's snot fun without you!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I'm dreading this so much!! Glad it's not me! :) I'll have to go through this 4 times!!!!