SD15 has her learner's permit. She's supposed to get at least 10 hours from the time of the permit til she can do the next level. I took her driving today. I didn't realize (thank God) that she'd never even driven with Dad before, never driven our car before today. Oh...and has only 1 hour under her belt driving in the small town we're from. eek!
So I took her driving today in a suburb of DC. I am so proud of her! She did great! I just had to keep repeating, "relax...you're doing great!" We ran a few errands and drove for about 45 min. Only had one "grab the wheel" moment (she didn't realize there was a median and was turning into the oncoming lane instead of ours). But we were never at risk really.
We need to practice some parking. But really, for only having some golf cart driving and 1 hour of car driving under her belt, she did GREAT! And frankly, I'm really proud of ME for not freaking out! It was way more like teaching a riding lesson than freaking out in a car. Worked out great!
Next time we'll find a parking lot that's empty and practice running over cans and getting a feel for the vehicle placement and practice parking.