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I had to renew my license yesterday.  No problems, though the vision test let me know I'm right on the edge of needing new glasses.  (I could see all the little letters, but it took focus.)   Dev had come along with me because he wanted to find out what he'd need to get a learner's permit when he turned 15 1/2, over six months from the present.

State law changes on January 1.  He need be only 15 to get the permit, if he's enrolled in a driving school.  So next week, we register him for the first driving school of the year.  In a little more than two months, the Man-Child may be behind the wheel.

I go back and forth between thinking that's pretty awesome, and being scared to death.  Even though he can get the permit six months sooner, the law still says he can't have a license until he's 16 1/2.  That gives us about eighteen months of supervised driving--way better than the six months I had--and most of two winter driving seasons to learn with.  I just don't see a downside to that.

On the other hand...He will be driving a car!  On roads!  With other people in cars!  Ack!

Frankly, I have less anxiety about Dev getting his pilot's license.

Dev said he'd really like a classic El Camino.  Um...no.  No muscle car for the Man-Child.  He reminded me I had a muscle car when I was 16.

That was, like, totally different.


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Oct. 29th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
Hah! Sean has promised Ashley Rose she can have his truck (Chevy Silverado extended cab) when she gets her license, which is still about 7 years away if they don't go all the way to 18 between now and then. Right now I find it handy, because whenever he starts talking about trading his truck for a Camaro, I remind him that he's promised it to her, albeit half in jest. Honestly, though, I can't imagine a vehicle I'd like better to put her in than that massive honking indestructible-by-anything-smaller-than-a-semi pickup!
Oct. 29th, 2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
That's perfect.

Dev's other car idea was to ask Grandpa if he'd be willing to pass down his current car: a Nissan 300ZX my dad has kept purring for about twenty years. Um...NO!
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