Friday, September 24, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up: Driving Thru

Licensed to Drive!
Can you believe it's Friday--and time for the Weekly Wrap-Up? So glad, so glad! What's been going on in your family's homeschooling world? Around here, it's been busy!
My daughter is loving college and somehow managing her courses with a busy show schedule as well. Derek has started basketball practice and is getting ready for a GREAT season! Go Royals!

Eighth grade is moving along with the settling of America (and my sophomore is right there, too, in his Notgrass American History). I told Derek tonight that I really don't think it gets old; reading through American history is a yearly thrill for me. The passion, the politics, the privilege we have of living in this country--and the perspective--the perspective that studying history brings to current events. Oh my, that's definitely another post (and probably someone else's blog!)

And my David got his driver's license! Would you look at the authentic, undiluted joy on that boy's face? It means so much to a young man; it really does. David is a good driver, but I must say, it was different teaching a boy how to drive than it was teaching a girl. I don't know--with a son I think it's just that you realize there is a lot of thrill-seeking, risk-taking, adventure-chasing genes that you know have to be disciplined and reigned in for his safety, the safety of others, and your insurance premiums LOL. David's best piece of advice for mothers teaching sons to drive?

"Don't freak out."

Well said.

And some news: The week of October 11-15, I'll be doing an "Ask the Expert" Q&A on home education, answering questions about homeschooling on the website. (I guess anything you do for 15 years will net you "expert" status!)  There will be some giveaways involved (you like that, right?), and I'd love for you to be a part of it!  If you are not a member of CafeMom, the leading online community for moms, please register and join, so I can see you there! I'm a member already, so look for me: MomSeriously! Have a great weekend!

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Kris @ WUHS and Eclipsed said...

Ah, the driver's license. I live in dread of that day. LOL

Blossom said...

I second that!! He does look happy but it gave me butterflies and not good ones to think of my two out on the road with a license to drive- yikes!
Still a few more years, a few more...

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

Drivers licence, yikes!! I don't even wanna think of that day. sniff sniff......

Ellen said...

Sounds like a busy week!

I think I'll be a freaker-outer over the whole driving thing.

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

You know, y'all, it is really not that bad. Well, it's hard because you know that they're growing up, and yes, there is an element of major concern there, too. But it's always about trusting the Lord you serve. And it is a leap of faith for this mom to hand over the keys and let them go. I was really just starting to calm down about it with my daughter, who has been driving for nearly three years, and now it's David's turn! So yeah, enjoy those pre-driving years! And just a word here for you: Always talk about what great drivers your kids will be. People like to joke and make fun and tease their kids, but it is an important thing for your teen to know that you have confidence in him. :)

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