Hey Monday! I think I'm ready for you, after a car based weekend which found us getting up at 7am on Saturday to take our elderly Land Rover to be MOT'd. It passed, which is an Excellent Thing. We need it next week, for a trip. Meanwhile, the little white car, the Learner's car, our Fiat 500, was out and about on an intensive training programme. Go on, ask me what I did for the first time this weekend. ..
I took our girl out for a driving lesson.
It's been an interesting one, this learning to drive. When her brother was starting, I took him out right at the beginning. We had one rule: what happens in the car stays in the car: and it worked. We didn't fall out, although it does mean that - sorry - there's an embargo on the double decker bus incident; and I'm going to have to redact the bit about the roundabout
drive round it, not over it!
Once, when we were out on a lesson, we bumped into (no, no: you are letting your imagination run away with you. We were parked up, just running into Boots for some toothpaste) one of his school friends, and her Mum, who expressed her interest in the fact that I'd been allowed anywhere near the role of driving instructor. My girls were having none of it, she said, for everyone's safety.
And, see, there's the thing: she has girls. Girl power is all well and good; but when that power translates into a heavy foot on the accelerator, and a mother with her hand hovering above the handbrake...it turns into some kind of inverted battle of the sexes played out over a pair of "L" plates.
So that's probably why it is now, several months after The (Not So) Small One first got behind the wheel, that I am finally able to report that I have given her a driving lesson.
And I'd like to have it on record that no person - either inside or outside the vehicle - was harmed in the making of this blog post.
So, that's me. How about you? What did you do for the first time this weekend? Or maybe you learned something new? We'd love to hear!
Last week Deb, Ruth, Fiona, Mardi, Stephanie, Helena, Barbara, Jane, Miriam, Mary-Lou, Maggie, Louise H, Sandie, Krafty Karen, Julia, Karen, Ladkyis, Susanne wowed us with their curiosity. You can click on the links to find out more. Or maybe get an idea for a post of your own? Have a good week!