Saturday, November 07, 2009
Licensed To Drive
Above photo was taken on Tuesday morning BEFORE Sydney took her written test for her driver's permit for the first time.
Notice, how happy and excited she looks.
As we exited the testing center, she did not appear so joyous. In fact, she was down-right upset.
You see, she failed her first test EVER.
Her geometry teacher, who happened to be in the waiting room, tried to cheer her up by telling her, "If it's any consolation, I just graded your last quiz, and you got a hundred."
I tried to ease her pain by telling her that I don't think that I ever even passed a geometry test when I was her age.
Yeah, neither worked for this over-achiever. She was upset and embarrassed.
So, she went home and REALLY studied her driver's manual. She also took practice exams on the internet.
The next morning, we made the trek (the bureau was across town) and she PASSED her exam.
I can't believe that she's going to be driving on her own in less than a year.
Man, I feel old!