Tuesday, November 17, 2009
License to Drive
We went after school and sat at the DPS office for two hours today to get my daughter's driver's license. I'm not sure how I feel about that. It seems like only two days ago that I was taking her to her first day of kindergarten. I have fond memories of those days and sometimes wish she was still that young. Then I visit someone who has kids that are still that young and I remember I don't miss everything about those days...
Things have changed a lot. The kids no longer have to take a driving test. If they have a certificate that says they passed a driver education course they just pay their fee, take a picture, and wait for their license to arrive in the mail. My daughter will never know the terror of having to parallel park with a police officer passing judgment in the passenger seat.
I did find out her father got her car insurance. I'm puzzled, though, because he won't add her to his health insurance. Does that make any sense? I should know better than to expect things to make sense by now, I know.