Our older son has his driver's permit and is working on getting the required hours so he can test for his driver's license. He is SO much better than when he started - in the beginning I would be grabbing the door handles and smashing down on my invisible brake on the passenger side of the car while attempting to explain, without screaming in panic, the best techniques of keeping the car safely on the road. Managing a calm demeanor while teaching a teenager how to drive should earn me an honorary Oscar!!
While he is making admirable progress I still feel butterflies in my stomach when he is driving in the country. Believe it or not I do great when he is driving in "traffic" (whatever traffic we have in our bustling town of 50,000 people - LOL) - I think because that driving is slow.
My new sanity technique is to sketch in ink in my Moleskine while he drives. It keeps me from making him nervous and the time flies on the way to Nana/Papa's that way. This is the girl that I sketched during our 30 minute drive yesterday. Added a quote from Shakespeare and a watercolored background this afternoon. Any tips on surviving this phase of life??
Linking to Illustration Friday - TEMPTATION,