17yo DS took his 1st drivers ed class tonight (the in class). First thing that confuses me is that it's not required to take the classes in order- except for the last one since that is when he takes the test. SO there are kids there that are almost done! IMO that is not fair- I think everyone who takes the class should be on the same page KWIM?
Anyway- that's the least of my problems. He has to log in 50 hours of drive time with me & 10 of that has to be night driving! What the heck? I don't go driving at night unless I absolutely have to do it because I have 5 kids & 4 of them have to be in bed by 9pm during the week! And I don't go anywhere on the weekends unless it's to & from church! Which is like MAYBE 10 minutes away! So now I have to go waste my gas over & above what I normally drive in order to get my DS his 50 hours! UGH
Okay... that vent over... suggestions? I mean would practicing in the abandon parking lot down the street count? Or does it have to be on the road? It's been 20 years since I had to take drivers ed so I don't know all this stuff! And he's my oldest! LOL
Thank you ladies for all your input, suggestions, & advice. I went online to see if there was a sample log to print off & AAA has a great one to use so I printed that.
Someone asked if I have a DH or SO to help out.... no I do not. I am divorced & the kids dad is a loser as far as visitation goes. I have never been able to depend on him. BUT I do have my parents who live in town. I can see if my dad will help out! (My mom has no patience at all so she is not an option! LOL)
My only concern right now is the fact that I do have 4 other children who are 13 & under. I have left the 4 home for short periods of time to run errands... like last night when I had to go get DS from drivers ed- it was 10 minutes away, I was gone maybe 30 minutes, & youngest (who is almost 4) was asleep already. I'm just not comfortable leaving her in charge when I take DS driving. Because if something happens to us while he is driving then I don't want her to panic or anything. BUT I could ask my parents to watch them on the weekends for a few hours.
Thanks again ladies!