Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Driving Lesson

OK! I confess, my daughter is only 13 1/2, but the thought of actually driving a large truck seems terrifying to her. So, I was the mean mom last night and forced her to sit behind the wheel. Oh and before all of you call your favorite police officers to site me. She was on our property the entire time!!! We were taking some items from the house that we had packed away to put them into the garage in the back. I mean really, face it, we are moving so why not get a step ahead of the game right? Anyway, back to the subject at hand!!! So we live on an acre lot and to drive from the garage you need to drive across the lot, around the store until you get to the driveway reaching the house. If you ask my daughter it was quite the traumatic experience. All I had her do was to put the car into gear and then lift her foot from the brake. We did not work on the gas pedal at all. She freaked a few times and slammed on the brake...I think we were going at least 2 mph. Better safe than sorry!!! Anyway, She made it! I was so proud of her. She conquered a bit of her fear. She will need to conquer much more of her fear later on, but it was a start. way to go Corinna!!!!


Jan said...

That is so fun. I remember the first time behind the wheel. I think she will be just fine with all these little steps. Good luck and in 2 1/2 years, you will be ready to conquer the road.

TroyandJessica said...

I know how she felt. My mother made me freak out when she made me sit behind the wheel. Lets just say,as a favor to my daughter, will not be the one teaching her how to drive. It's best to have an aunt or uncle help her learn how to drive. It worked for me and my mom and my cousin. We were all taught by the same sweet person.