Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Already? We are already lightly covered in snow - we had a weekend dusting and are still coated in white. It was cooooold out there today. How did fall end so quickly and winter appear out of nowhere?
The kid had her first driving class today. Our state requires that she complete a driving course and take driving lessons from an accredited program. She has 3 hours of class time for 8 days, and then will graduate to the driving lessons. I'm hoping the really awful winter weather holds off until she finishes those driving lessons!
And after that, the hub and I will be taking her out to practice. Our two cars are both stick shifts, so it's not going to be any fun at the beginning. I'm predicting lots of stalling and nausea! When we taught our son years ago, we had to take turns so that we wouldn't get sick from the jerking, turning, and stalling.
There's no slowing it down, let alone stopping it - time marches on relentlessly. It's hard not to be swept along; sometimes I feel that I have to consciously stop and try to appreciate the moment. That usually means hugging the kid or hub for no better reason other than I can. Tonight I tucked the kid in bed and attacked her with kisses and tickles. In a couple of short years she's going to be off at college, so I'm exercising my Mom privileges while I can!