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.


secret agent woman said...

Ack, I have one turning 16 in a few days. And you're right - the kindergarten memories are still too recent.

kenju said...

NO driving test???!!! I can't believe it.

sage said...

Wow, no driving test--does your health insurance cover anxiety meds? :)

Jen said...

@secret agent woman: Good luck. Hide the keys.

@kenju: I was shocked.

@sage: I don't have health insurance. It's time to start drinking again.

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