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Driver’s Ed – Look Who’s Driving

In Family Life on February 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm

My 14.5 year old boy was out on the highway for the first time with his driving instructor. When he has an exam at school, I pray that he would be reminded of all the stuff he studied. He would rather I pray that God give him all the answers…even the ones he never studied. Well, he was amused to find I prayed God would supernaturally drive for him on the highway.Taking no chances with that one! I think he knows his mommy loves him now.

Things I have learned since he started driving lessons:

  • When stopping at a light, back tires of car in front must be visable
  • Must put seatbelt on before zooming out driveway
  • No zooming out of the driveway
  • Must look in all mirrors every 7 seconds
  • Must not use mirrors to put makeup on while driving
  • 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock, or else
  • No texting at the red light

He is paying attention. He’ll be making us all better drivers now. One thing he wonders is why insurance will be higher for him than for girls. He knows he is very safe. He also thinks he could outrun an officer of the law should the need present itself. Don’t tell the insurance company that.

Have you learned anything about driving from your teenager?


Humbug Husband Embraces Love

In Family Life on February 16, 2011 at 9:15 am

He had a terrible day, left work early, and walked through our door with a dozen red roses and chocolate.

A Valentine Humbug no more! I’m still in shock.

Does your significant other come through for you on holidays?

The Ghost of Valentines Past

In Family Life on February 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Yesterday my husband told me that “people” are saying Valentine’s Day has become nothing more than a way for Hallmark to make money.  There is a backlash against Valentine’s Day and “people” are no longer supporting it.  I told him I still supported it and that was the end of the conversation.  Now I am wondering if by “people” he meant himself.  Not taking any chances, I bought my own heart shaped stuff, cards for the kids and plenty of things made out of sugar for our little after school picnic.  I know it will brighten up our day.  The remains of our party will all be cleared up by the time the humbug comes home from work.  I hope he falls asleep on the sofa and the ghost of Valentines Past haunts him until his heart grows 2 sizes too big.

Do you think Valentine’s Day should be phased out?

Wide Eyed Wonder from Teenage Boy

In Family Life, In the News on February 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm

A teenage son and his mom sat glued to NPR and then later CNN on TV.  He was home sick but well enough to understand the importance of the revolution in Egypt today.  At one point he asked me, “Will this be in our history books?”  Apparently his history book stops at the moon landing or something.  Now he is aware that history is unfolding before his eyes and that not everything is in that history book of his.

The world just opened up to him (even beyond YouTube).  Cool to watch this particular teenager on this particular day.

Are teenagers today interested in current events and history?

The Donald vs. Sarah Palin

In In the News on February 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Donald Trump may run for US President.  He says that the rest of the world laughs at America and Americans.  I think he is right.  And maybe as a successful business man he would get us out of our troubles.  Tax Chinese goods at 25%!  I guess I’d have to stop buying…well, just about everything.  Yeah, better tax that stuff.  I don’t really need to be buying a 50 cent plastic mixing spoon when I could get a domestic wood one for $10.  But then I’d need some mineral oil for my new spoon.  Will that make me more reliant on OPEC?  Mineral oil is a petroleum by-product.  But wait, plastic is made from petroleum too.  I really like plastic.  I can’t look in any direction right now and not see plastic.  I mean I would say I don’t like it but my buying decisions say I do.  I suppose if we started drilling for oil in Alaska, we could produce our own plastic.  And Sarah Palin doesn’t have a comb over.

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Can you believe there are step by step instructions for achieving a comb over?  I found this on The Daily Mail website here.

Would Donald Trump’s combover help or hinder him in a campaign for president?