Friday, January 9, 2009

Our New Driver-January 9th, 2009


Yesterday, my 15 yr. old (we'll call him "Nascar")...got his Learner's Permit for driving! Yahoo:) I picked him up from high-school and then picked up his siblings. We all drove over to the DMV and I took pictures of this momentous moment in time. He was nervous but so excited! There must of been another dozen families there doing the very same thing, because this place got crowded real fast. All the moms were pacing the floors and the dads kept track of the time. Little kids were taking turns measuring themselves at the height-stick by the door.

I remember going with our eldest-who's on a mission now. At the time he was 6' 4''...now he's almost 6' 7". People do stare when he walks into the room. Casanova is now 6' 2" and our little Nascar is 5' 9". His sister is about to pass him up at 5' 5" (She's only eleven too!). Measuring height is a BIG deal in our house :)

Well, today I let Nascar back out of the driveway and drive over to his buddie's house. We were all laughing with sheer terror, but he did fine (a little too fast-but he'll get the hang of it!). When he climbed out of the car, he said, "I can't wait till you come to get me!". I can...just kidding!♥

10 comments:

Merrianne said...

woooo hoooo! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!

blogging and bliss~ said...

yeah...Well at least you have someone else to go and get the other kids now...(I guess you already had you 19 yr old) I really need Abby to be WAY older. Then I could never have to leave home!

Grand Pooba said...

Yay! It is so refreshing to here about fellow trees! I'm 5'11" and my hubby is 6'5" so I think our kids will be monsters!

Going to highschool being this tall is tough so I have one rule for your son....he cannot date anyone shorter than 5'9" sorry, that's just the way it is! lol

Anyway congrats on having another driver and good luck!

Lisa Loo said...

First of all--I had no idea your boys are soooo tall??!!
Second--we have our own female version of Nascar over here--she turns 16 Feb 1st--yikes!

RhondaLue said...

wow! I don't have tall boys. Well my one son (14 yrs old) just caught up with my hubby at like 5'9 but hubby's not tall and my son's friends are all wayyyy taller than he is. Then I have one that is two heads shorter than all his friends.

Oh and good luck. My 2nd driver has another year before he can get his permit! But I bet he'll be responsible and I wont' worry as much as I do with my daughter. Or not. I'm not sure. lol

Mechelle said...

I have a 15 year old whom is counting down the days til she gets hers. What a fun time. Glad you took photos. M

Tulsi said...

So how long did he study and did he get the test the first try? Mikele, who just died her hair a brown, will be 15 next week . Did this take alot of studying? My husband us UHP so I should know, but my other kids did the other version of Driver's Ed.

Jenny said...

How do you do it? I could barely stand driving with Skater Boy. Who would tell me he knew what to do already. We have driver #2 coming up this year! She has the book and is getting ready for the test.

Earle Family said...

Congrats to Nascar! Dolly you are awesome! I love reading your blog!

davies-jennie said...

Ok! That is scary. Tanner is only 2 and 1/2 years behind...yikes!