Ready and GO

Not to brag, but (actually I am bragging here.  FYI, when someone says 'but' in the middle of a sentence, they are oftentimes contradicting themselves.) I have successfully taught three children how to drive.  Today, I begin my fourth and final journey in teaching the art of driving.  Don't kid  yourself, driving is an art.  Have you seen how half the people drive on the road?  Some of them need a few more lessons.  It's a ready and go kind of day!


I used to joke that, with my brother being 7 years younger than I am, my mom just threw him the keys and made him teach himself how to drive.  Henry is 7 years younger than Hopson, and  I've been looking forward to having a chauffeur since Elizabeth turned 16.  I always have to drive everyone everywhere, so I'll be happy to sit, observe and teach from the passenger's side.  (Hopson is turning into his dad & likes me to drive him as well.)  Now I don't have to go to the grocery store by myself all the time; I have someone who will drive me & shop with me.  Can you say speed grocery?  Woo Hoo!!!   


Henry's birthday is actually June 5th.  Today is June 6th and a Tuesday.  He would have started driving yesterday except it was Jefferson Davis' birthday, and for some reason unbeknownst to all of us in line yesterday morning, Alabama observes it.  Hey thanks guys.  :/  Back to the DMV we went early this morning to get Henry's permit.  Needless to say he passed & there is no time like the present to start driving.

We went to the movies today & Henry drove, on a 4 lane highway.  Elizabeth was a little nervous sitting in the back seat.  She asked if I was sure I wanted to let him drive on Highway 31 on his first day of driving.  He actually did really well.  He kept drifting toward the center lane, like all my children did when they were learning how to drive, but he'll learn.  He had a huge toothy grin on his face the entire time.  It was really cute.  So the baby is a baby no longer.  :)  I love you Henry & can't wait to spend tons of time with you as you drive me where I need to go; remember to keep it at 10 & 2.

Celebrating life's milestones & the baby turning 15,
~ashley

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