One of my least favorite things of Motherhood is watching my kids learn how to drive. It is just downright painful. Today Lee started his first Driver's Ed class. He is a bit late taking it, because of other obligations last summer so... here we are. The parents were suppose to be there for the first class. I sat there and remembered how hard the chairs were in school, how boring lectures can be and how I have to go through...yet one more of my children learning to drive. For those of us that are blessed to have husbands, we can let them do a lot of the first few scary drives. Still I catch myself wearing a whole in the floor board on the passenger side, the first few months. I won't even tell you how I feel when we do our first Freeway drives...yikes.
They focused today on things that we as parents do that are wrong and which are bad examples to our kids. They asked us to take a good hard look at our driving habits and try to learn at the same time our kids are learning, so that it will be a beneficial experience for both of us. I thought that was a good idea.
The last few weeks I have been so caught up with being lonely for my other kids that left. Today I realized I am still mothering one more at home and that if I do my job right, I still should stay pretty worried...I mean busy :)
My sister-in-law sent me this funny bumper sticker cartoon by Maxine and it went like this...
"Honk if you love Jesus. Text while driving if you want to meet him."
I think that is exactly what the teacher was trying to impress on us as parents to change, things like that.
I don't text at all, but I do have some lazy things or bad habits that I realized today that I should work on while driving so ...maybe this isn't going to be so bad at all, at least I hope not!
I hope you had a great day, and that this post will remind us all, to take a look at our driving habits and see if there is any room for change? Good night dear friends!
"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you." ~Robert Fulghum
"To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while." ~Josh Billings
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, It empties today of its strength." unknown