This is my baby!
This evening, Daughter finally had her second driving lesson. Here is how it went...
Cast of Characters:
Daughter - herself, the timid 15.5 yr old
BFF - Daughter's best friend who is dying to get behind the wheel of anything
Mom - Me
BFF, grabbing Daughter's shoulders: When are you going to drive? I want to see you drive.
Daughter: Not now.
BFF: Why not?
Daughter: I don't want to.
BFF: Seriously? I have been waiting a long time to see you behind the wheel.
Daughter, looking at me for support: Fine, let's go if it will shut you up and get you off my back.
Mom: Really? Okay, we will just go down to the end of the street and drive around the cul-de-sac. Then we will see how it goes from there.
I grab my keys and my wallet, Daughter grabs her wallet and BFF jumps in the back seat, all smiles.
Mom: Do you want to back the Edge down the driveway?
Mom: Okay, I'll do it.
So I back down the car and face it toward the cul-de-sac. There is one car parked on the street. I put the Edge in park, and Daughter and I exchange places.
Mom: Now, put your foot on the brake. No, your other leg. Do not use your left leg. Okay, now keep your foot on the brake until you have the car in Drive. That's it. Now, barely give the car some gas.
As Daughter does this, she doesn't turn the wheel and ends up going over the curb into the front yard.
Mom: Okay, turn the wheel. Now stop. Stop!
The Edge comes to a halt.
BFF is laughing hysterically in the backseat. Mom is giggling.
Mom: Look at where your feet are. (Her left foot is on the brake.)
Daughter puts the car in Park and says: I think we should trade places now.
Mom: No, you are doing fine. Turn the wheel. Keep your foot on the brake until you put the car in Drive. Then let your foot off the brake.
Slowly, Daughter does this. The car just sits there.
Mom: Okay, now give it a little gas. Good.
The car moves forward and to the left, back on to the road. Daughter drives the car down the street, past the parked car and slowly she manuevers the Edge around the circle.
Mom: You are doing great! Now, wave at Neighbor as we go past.
Daughter honks the horn and waves at Neighbor. He looks up from what he is doing, back down, and then back up again. He stares at us all the back down the road to our house. LOL.
When we arrive back down at our driveway, I ask Daughter if she would like to drive through the neighborhood. She promptly says no, puts the car in park and tells me I need to put the car in the driveway (she would have had to back it up to get it in the driveway without hitting the mail box or the wagon on the other side of the road).
BFF: Can I drive around the neighborhood?
Mom: No, but you can pull it into the driveway.
BFF: That's not fun.
Mom: That's all you get until you get a license.
Thus ended the second driving lesson of Daughter.
I have to say something about tv last night. First, a HUGE thank you to America for finally voting Kate Gosselin off of DWTS. That was as painful as childbirth, but without the result of a baby. She was not my favorite and I just was not a fan.
and GLEE!. The Power of Madonna was pretty cool. I really liked the storyline. I liked the songs. Daughter really liked the song with the Cheerios, Kurt and Mercedes. She said that one was done with Madonna and Justin Timberlake. She said it was new and she liked it!
But LOVED GLEE! I am glad that Rachael and Emma chose not to go through with the sex. It does say something interesting about our society, doesn't it? What is your take on it?