Learning to Drive
I have taught 4 people to drive. My brother, my sister, DS#1 and DS#2. I think teaching someone to drive is an act of faith. It takes a courageous and secure person. A patient person and one that can control spontaneous outbursts like "Don't you see that TREE?"
My brother broke me in fast about staying on the road. Oncoming cars were no worry my brother rode the curb and I was thankful for the snowbanks that bounced us off of peoples yards and back onto the street.
My sister was a fast learner and is fast on the road to this day.
Teaching DS#1 was fun by now. Or I was numb to the experience I'm not sure which. He wanted to be very exact. The one thing we found out AFTER he got his license? He had no idea where he was. WHY? He always read in the car, and never really paid attention to how we got places. So he needed directions EVERYWHERE! He also needed practice on icy turns - it took two accidents on icy roads to learn that lesson!
DS#2 was easy. I should do this for a living I thought! I'm fearless - never mind I love the Lord and meeting HIM today wouldn't be that bad, I told myself everytime we got into the car. By now, David has been in the backseat of all the previous learners and was pretty sure he knew how to do it all right. He did - but wasn't happy when I wouldn't allow him to play his CD's during our practice. Besides being a fast learner, he's fast on the road too. Just ask the two cops that have pulled him over. I guess things have to come in two's around here!
As soon as I was done with DS#2 I thought, gee I should just teach my DD and get this season of my live OVER with. Two bad she was only 13 at the time!