Friday, February 18, 2011

Driving connundrum

For all you people who are just tuning in.  I'm an (almost) 32yo stay at home mom.  I have had my learners permit for driving, for about a year now.  I have been taking defensive driving lessons since September,  give or take.  Now,  my instructor wants me to practice on my husbands car, since well it's the only car we own right now, and it's going to be the one I will be driving.  (Not rocket science)  Well, he is justifiably nervous.  I'm learning in a Honda Civic,  we own a 2000 Mercury Cougar.  V6 vs a 4 Cylinder. Both are Front wheel drive and automatic, so not much difference there, just a difference in horsepower and obviously handling.

How the heck can I get him to understand that I might be a driving noob, but I really do need the practice in the car so I can get used to it.  He refuses to call my instructor to get the "You know she's really NOT that bad" speech.


Trust me, if I didn't HAVE to get my license, I wouldn't be.  I'm just sick of walking to take/get my kids from school, my husband's job takes him away quite often, so I need to be able to get groceries.  Not to mention appointments and all that.

Trust me, I understand his reluctance.  It's HIS car.  He bought it before we were married, it's his first real car.  He's justifiably attached to it.  I wish we could afford a second, not so nice car, like..a Dodge Aries K, or a Neon or something stupid like that, so if I do hit the ditch,  it won't be such a nut punch to him.

14 comments:

  1. Little bit of a problem with that. With a permit, I need a lisenced driver to be with me at all times. If I don't. I can lose it :(

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  2. It's always nice to have the freedom of driving.

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  3. Hell yeah, are you a hott mama? I might need a ride!

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  4. Its nice having a junk car. They usually get awesome gas mileage.

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  5. I don't know how you've lived until 32 without a license!

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  6. The only people I know who have waiting that long to get a license are people who lived in the city and had access to cabs/trains/buses, etc. You could live in NY your whole life and have no clue how to drive.

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  7. Well as long as someone is in the passenger seat I think you will be ok

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  8. Stay on the side roads if your weary, thats what I did when I first got my license, it helps to gain confidence on driving on the more heavily populated road ways, and in my city, the major roads are filled with idiots and retards who should not have a license to begin with.

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  9. dont destroy his car and everything will be ok ;)

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  10. Well maybe you should buy a cheap used one for a hundred or so just for practice. When it breaks, sell it for scrap metal.

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