Time is Flying!

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A fun image to the blog post. 🙂

I stayed up late last night, like tonight, and went through a few CD’s of digital pictures. It was fun reliving the memories. It is hard to believe how fast time goes by. I think this year is flown by already. I remember as a kid, thinking boy time is slow, and then adults saying wait until you begin to be an adult. Boy, they weren’t kidding.

I took the middle son to get his driving permit today. He passed! Now, the fun of teaching him. I’ve been putting that off because it’s a scary thought. LOL  Mostly, because of how crazy other drivers drive. When the other two kids learned we were in a very small town so it was not as nerve wrecking as being in the bigger city. I could not even imagine teaching somewhere as big as Kansas City, etc.

I held off on the middle son, he is almost 16, because I felt he wasn’t ready. He did have a couple not so good grades so I wanted him to get those up first. He was pretty excited when he passed, grinning ear to ear.  🙂

The youngest son keeps harping to get his, which he will end up with a year before middle son. I have to admit the youngest scares the heck out of me, he likes speed. LOL He does get good grades so I imagine within the next month we will let him get his permit. He will be 15 in a few months. Crazy to have two at once learning. At least the two older ones there was a nice three-year gap between them.  🙂

I hope I can be relaxed and not let my back seat driving come out during all this. LOL

I actually got my permit at 14 and took driver’s education. It was fun and cheap back then. I learned a bit before I was legal too. Don’t tell anyone.  😉

Growing up in a small town has its advantages when you have friends who are farmer kids. Many times we would go out on country roads and they would teach me how to drive. I even learned with a stick shift, but I do suck at those. I kill it a lot.  🙂

Memories are grand!  🙂

Do you have any fun stories from learning to drive?

 

Oh, dear fridge!

941024_10151474135762483_1243253880_nI spent the past weekend in my hometown where we own a house. My teenage son who is done with college for the semester is going to be living in our house during the summer. I cleaned the fridge, which was pretty empty, and took a picture to prove it is clean because knowing him, it won’t last long.  🙂 I don’t want to hear, it wasn’t cleaned before I had it. Any of you hear that before? LOL…so I have proof!

He is kind of a messy boy. I was hoping college dorm living would have changed that a bit, but so far it didn’t. I thought maybe having to trip over his own stuff and mom not there to pick up would help a bit to make him clean. NOT.  I am a bit nervous because I already have one place to clean and then if he doesn’t pick up after himself I will have to clean that place as well.  I do love him, but gosh eighteen years of cleaning up after him is long enough.  🙂 We joke around that he is going to need to either be rich and hire a maid or marry someone who loves to pick up after him. In this day and age where women are career oriented, he needs to be rich!

I suppose part of his messiness is my fault, I would get tired of looking at it and just clean it when he was growing up. It was easier that way. I did that with the daughter as well and she is doing alright with her cleaning. Do you think I have learned with the two younger ones? Nah, I still clean their rooms. I do make them clean here and there more than I did with the other two though. I guess there is hope for me so quite possibly hope for a clean fridge at the end of the summer. Hmmm….I’ll post a picture at the end of summer.