hey, look who’s in the driver’s seat!

drivingSteev went to the gym with me after we dropped off the girls at school this morning. Turned out to be another family milestone for us.

On the way out of the parking lot, I asked Steev if he would like to drive *startled look*. Okay, I guess we were both equally surprised I asked.

He turned 17 last year but we haven’t done a thing about enrolling him in driving school. Strangely he hasn’t ask and I didn’t push him either. Most of his friends could barely wait till they were 17 and made a dash for their drivers’ licenses the minute they came of age. Not Steev.

Anyhow back to this morning. There’s an empty parking lot at the club which is barely used unless there’s an event. It’s fairly big and shady and there are no cars parked there. So I decided to let Steev have a go. He’s already got quite a bit of experience driving a golf buggy which is pretty similar in that it has 2 pedals.

He says the golf buggy is more difficult to maneuver as it’s smaller, lighter and prone to flipping over. Mine is a 7-seater MPV (minivan) which makes it more stable and easier to steer because of the auto transmission. I didn’t have the heart to remind him, wait till you have to struggle with the stick shift which is what learner drivers will be tested on.

When I look across, I just can’t believe my baby is sitting there in the driver’s seat. I remember the day he was born and I looked at him for the first time, this big bouncy baby. I just had to lean across to the driver’s side and gave him a big hug and kiss!

Anyhow since he’s got like a month’s break, I thought he could use the time for some formal driving lessons. Now to go hunt down a good driving school and a reliable driving instructor.

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