the lesson went well, he goes back more
I think he spends 5 more saturdays with this group then he will be behind the whell with us at home till we think he is ready
it is honestly not about him growing up or a milestone in independence issue, he actually is in college now graduted hs last may and needs to be able to drive to get himself there & to work, he will beleaving to go to 4 yr next year and we are both thrilled about that -- I want him to drive KWIM cause it will make my life much simpler and he wants it, it is not fear of letting go at all, he is my second I have raised to adulthood, the first being one of my dh's family that lived with us while we were married.
it is plain old fear that comes from raising kids and knowing exactly what it feels like to have them in the er constantly for doing stuff i could never have predicted
it is about the fact that he is one of those personalitys, very very bright kid that is totally uncoordinated into book/comptuers etc.. can't do sports, riding a bike in a line is HARD for him, I should have shared that, he has riden right into the side of a blazer at a four way stop on his bike while daydreaming. He is like head in a fog, thinking about stuff he is reading looking a the sights
we homeschooled so we are paying for this driving school
every day there is a car accident in our area, we live on the two lane expressway by an indian reservation and it is dangerous speeders road for him to drive to college, i simply think he is not ready, but then i guess he is as ready as he will ever be, just needs tons of practice --right???? before being alone behind the wheel