Monday, July 19, 2010

Another Milestone

C has finally started driver's training.  He should have started earlier but damn... that's 300 bucks we just didn't have.  So now he's taking Segment 1. (Segment 2 is another 100 bucks - I'll rant later)  This is mostly class time but he also needs to complete 10 hrs of driving time with the instructor.

We started with baby steps.  I would stop my car at the end of the driveway and let him coast on in.  He did this for quite awhile.  The next step was letting him drive at the high school parking lot.  We did this for a few weeks. 

Now, I've been taking him down country roads.  He's doing really well.  The trips have gotten longer and longer.  I think we will be repeating this route until he gets his permit.

Once he gets his permit we will start on the main roads then on to the two lane roads and later.... the highway.  (This is what I did with M)

I say I because Gman could not handle riding with either of them.  Neither of them could handle Gman teaching them.  It is so weird because Gman is so kind and patient but driver's training really works his nerves.

My sweet baby boy.  I love you so much and I'm so very proud of you.  You are doing a great job!

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S.I.F. said...

My dad kept me in a parking lot for months... he wasn't really equipped for drivers training either! ;)

More Milestones said...

Gman took him on the road once. That was too much for the both of them for trying.