Drivers Ed starts next week for my oldest she has the same teacher I did. 

The whole her driving makes me nervous.

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 10:40 AM hand in there Mom!  You will survive =)  Just make sure she has as much behind teh wheel practice as you can

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 10:56 AM

its going to be ok.  when my son gets that age I don't think anyone of my teachers will be around.  she will do fine. 

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 11:08 AM

Back in HS, I had my sister's teachers, the same teachers that had my mom the teacher would go down the family list of names to figure out who I was.  Might be interesting.

 As for the should be good.  It's another milestone...another helper that can run a few errands.  I'm still trying to do this for me.  I have NO behind the wheel time so your daughter's even ahead of me.  G'luck to the both of you with this big leap.

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 8:04 PM

Girl, I know how you feel.  My daughter has another year before driver's ed, but I let her drive my SUV a couple of blocks the other day with me in the passenger seat.  She already knows how to drive - her dad is a hillbilly and has been letting them drive on dirt roads for years.  Anyway, my car is a standart transmission.  I thought I was going to freak out, but I decided to let her do it anyway.

 Guess what - it wasn't that bad.  She actually did o.k (except that every time she stalled she would say  "oh, sorry girl", I finally had to point out to her that I was her mom, not her teeny bopper friend) Anyway, she surprised me a little.  That is until we got to our destination and I told her to pull over so I could pull into my friend's drive way.  Well.... she got out.  But she didn't put the hand brake on.  what's more - she had moved the seat up.  I'm a very tall woman, so picture this... my car is rolling down a somewhat busy street, I can't get in because the seat is too far forward and I'm hopping along on one leg trying to get my foot on the brake long enough to reach in to the hand brake.  Yeah, it was a little funny.  

But the moral of my story - they usually surprise us and do better than we think they will.  Oh, and like the other mom said, just make sure they get lots of practice time.  

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