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Monday, March 23, 2009

Baby you can drive my car...


It's here! It's here! It is FINALLY here!!! Frank arrived home last night around 10 pm and totally ruined my awesome scrapbooking moment of capturing Nick seeing his car for the first time - it was WAY too dark for pictures. So I had to take them today. After work. At 5 pm. After the boy had played with the car all day - and I missed ALL of it!

Deep, cleansing breaths.

So I worked until five, got home, changed cars, and took Nick out driving. There is a new Kohl's in the neighborhood and it is not open yet but their parking lot is huge. We drove over there and then I put the boy in the driver's seat and let him go. How did it go? I've got to be honest, he drives this car WAY better than he ever drove mine. I guess because it is a small car. It is a really small car. When I first got in it, I thought my butt was actually grazing the pavement! My grandma was a tiny woman so I guess this car suited her just fine. I, however, feel like a giant when I'm in it.

Can you picture that, Cathleen? I feel like a giant!!

Anyway, Nick drove really well. There were just a few times where I had to remind him to actually press on the gas so that we were moving faster than five miles per hour but for the most part, I was very impressed. There were no ridiculously wide turns. He drove on the right side of the road. He does brake a little hard at stop signs, but even I know that it can take a little while to adjust to the feel of a new car. He was doing so well that he even drove over to the busier part of the parking lot by the Lowes Foods and parked in a parking spot (between two cars!)! This car is exactly what he needed. We are determined to make him drive a little every day so that come July when he gets his license, he will be all ready.

Thank you, Grandma, for giving your boy such a special gift that no one else can ever top. After all, everyone remembers their first car. Love you and miss you, always.

1 comment:

cathleen said...

A giant? Aren't you going a wee bit overboard with that one?! lol