Thursday, March 15, 2012

D is for "Driver's Education"

(** I'm posting this today, instead of next Wednesday which is my usual time. I'll be away on Spring Break next week and sometimes my auto-post feature works, and sometimes it doesn't.)

Oh my, yes, in just one month, this young man will be ... gulp! ... DRIVING!

It makes me sad to think that in such a short amount of time, he'll be driving up the street to his friend's house instead of riding his RipStik with his dog at his side. He will be able to test for his permit at 15 1/2, which is next month. Until then, he and I will be launching into our new homeschool elective: Driver's Education.

We will be using the "Take the Wheel" parent taught driver's education program. And we will be counting it as school!

I ordered the dvd set and workbooks today. Rick taught Kyndal to drive, so the stress was minimal for me. But, I'm taking on Dawson. I have already taught him how to back out of the driveway in my Suburban, get turned around and up our steep driveway, and out the driveway without hitting our headwalls. That's an accomplishment because our driveway is tricky!

It always felt like Kyndal was old enough to drive because she just has that go-get-'em kind of personality. But, I have to say, I am a little torn up about Dawson being old enough to drive. It just means he'll be driving out of my life sooner than later. ** Sigh **

But now it's time to put on my teacher hat and educate Dawson on driving. Wish me luck!

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  1. oh my is right!

    why must they grow up so quickly?

  2. Oh my gosh. That just freaks me out. I can't imagine Keilee driving. Although she thinks I should already be teaching her! And she is 12. I am going to bookmark that Take the Wheel course. Looks very cool. Good luck Momma! :)

  3. What a milestone!! I remember how excited my oldest son was, and he could hardly wait to start driving - he got his learners permit the first day he was eligible. My second son has been eligible for at least 2 years, and doesn't care. LOL We'll probably have to push him to take drivers ed. (How I wish my state allowed the parent-taught drivers ed!)


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