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It Is Amazing I Could Legally Drive Before Receiving Guidance From My Teenager

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Dear Daughter,

Thank you so much for taking driver’s ed. I had no idea I was such a horrible driver. To think that after 27 years behind the wheel, I’m still so inept. Apparently, it’s a miracle I haven’t killed anyone or lost a limb.

When did the correct hand position on the steering wheel change? 10 and 2 always worked for me. 9 and 3 seems so awkward. Does driving with my thumb hooked over the wheel in the 6 o’clock position count? It’s perfectly balanced between 9 and 3 and still below the airbag.

Go figure. Speed limit signs are actually rules? I always considered them helpful suggestions from the local municipality.

Since when do you have to come to a complete stop at a stop sign? It puts way too much wear and tear on the minivan’s brakes. Minivan’s have feelings too you know.

Yes, swearing and/or screaming is the appropriate parental response when the new driver is going too fast and attempts to turn without allowing enough room to clear the curb. I’m sure it’s in your manual somewhere. Go check again.

I thought I got my fill of acronyms when your dad and I were in the Army. I’m now inundated by SMOG and IPDE to get us safely down the road.

However, if you don’t start taking more initiative to practice behind the wheel, your father and I will go TDY all over your BUTT.

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December 9, 2006


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2 Jane @ Kidzarama { 08.05.08 at 8:48 pm }

Thankgod I’ve still got 10 years – oh no, it’s nine years now – left to go before we go through this.

Nine years and counting. Scary stuff.

My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. 😉

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