Tuesday, July 31, 2007

To Ensure Your Safety, Stay Off the Sidewalks

That's right, Lizzie is now a full on card carrying member of the driving society. Well, when I say card carrying, I mean that after standing in about 500 lines at the DMV, they gave her a slip of paper and told her that she would receive her driver's permit in the mail in 2-3 weeks.

But she does have legal permission to drive. Only with me. Apparently Colorado law has changed even more since Puff got her license. Now, if you are under the age of 16, you can only drive with the person who actually signed your paper. In front of witnesses.

And they don't tell you where you can get a mini-van fitted with one of those extra brake pedals.

We've been driving a couple of times in parking lots. As soon as I'm convinced she's got the difference between the brake and the gas fixed solidly in her brain, we'll graduate to neighborhood streets, then feeder roads, and finally highway driving.

She's SO wishing she'd waited for her dad to take her down to that DMV.

5 comments:

Randi said...

When my kids were small, I told my hubby that I would potty train them and he could teach them to drive. He was very enthusiastic about this at the time. Now after teaching two to drive, he is wondering if he made the right choice!

You can take your hubby down to the DMV and let him sign the card too so that he can be a part of the fun!

Heather said...

Fun!! Kaden asks everyday how old he has to be to drive. He can't wait. I'm glad we have 12 years to go.

Wandrsmith said...

I think it is such fun to have a driver in the family but I didn't learn to drive on a highway until I'd been drive for a few years... Did I tell you that I-40 was 3-4 hours away from where I learned to drive!

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

that is excellent to hear how strict the rules are! let's keep em safe

Mother of the Bride said...

I can't believe in five years we'll have another one to teach! I was sure it was at least ten years away.