Get out tha Way

Everyone watch out! Not just one, but now, both kids have learners permits. ♪Get out tha way, Get out tha way♪

It happened, yesterday, the girls had a half day at school, so off we went to the DMV to get #2's learners permit. We walked in full of excitement, and within minutes, became part of the morbidly bored, waiting on our number to be called, victims of the DMV. Despite our best efforts, we had, indeed been infected with governmental beauracratic zombieism, and it was spreading to all who walked in the door.

Finally, our number was called, she answered some questions, "under penalty of perjury, blah blah blah" she took her picture, waited another 5 minutes, and her fresh warm permit was in hand, and with a cute picture!

After picking up hubby from work, we went to Hooters to celebrate (weird, I know, but she loves their salad.) ♪Celebrate good times, c'mon♪ (Kool & the Gang)

#1 has had her permit for a year (the required eligibility time in FL) but she is not quite ready for her license. She says she's a good driver, and I agree, she drives great, she just won't drive on the busy road, and she can't park, so as long as we only want to drive around our neighborhood and never stop, she'll do fine.

We leave Hooters, where #2 asks "Can I drive home?" "I have my permit!" as if the permit instantly makes her able to drive in rush hour traffic, when she's only previously driven a total of 100 feet in an empty parking lot?! I appreciate the enthusiasm, but no.

Meanwhile, #1 is being teased by Daddy about how #2 will have a license before her if she doesn't start practicing. So I chime in with, "I want you to be able to do some driving when we go to North Carolina." ♪Baby, you can drive my car♪(The Beatles)

Unexplainably, her jaw drops to the floor, and she whines "what?!" "I can't drive out of state!" "I won't know where I'm going!" "Why are you laughing?!" "Why is that funny?!" "Stop laughing, I don't see how that's funny!"

In the age of GPS, and Mapquest, she's afraid to drive out of our neighborhood, but she can't drive out of state, because she won't know how to get there?! OMG!

12 comments:

  1. visiting from SITS and a new follower - my daughter is only 11 mths - a year next thursday - geesh! so this is a while off for me. i can't even imagine her sitting in a car w/out a car seat let alone driving it! great post !

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  2. OHH I don't even want to think about the says when my boys start driving. On the other hand my sister (14 years difference) turns 16 next month and I plan on staying off the roads

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  3. Oh I remember those day with my daughter. It was SCARY! I've got another on coming up in a few years. I'm already shaking in my boots just thinking about it!

    Happy VGNO!

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  4. That's so funny, worrying about driving out of state!

    Happy VGNO!

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  5. Happy VGNO!

    With my first one, she was a decent driver, but she never wanted to drive. I had to practically force her so she'd get her hours in. Although a lot of times, it was just easier for me to do it and a lot less stressful.

    My second one would drive but he stunk at it, so I was freaking out the whole time!

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  6. Very funny! My son's had his permit for a year now. He failed the road test and is very anxious to try again. I'm not in a hurry though.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I hope to see you back.

    I really like the idea of your blog. Music always puts me in a good mood.

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  7. Oh boy!

    Happy VGNO!

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  8. I have three future drivers, I can only imagine the stress!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. OHH my...two with a permit! I am not looking forward to those days :-) although they are right around the corner.

    Happy VGNO! Have a great weekend.

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  10. Poor you, in more ways than one! lol
    I feel safe here.

    Happy VGNO

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  11. lol....you've got your hands full now!!! i can't wait to hear the stories that are going to come out of this!! good luck!

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  12. Hahahaha This is so funny and more than likely true!

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