I lifted this photo of Kayla with her driver's license from Brad's Facebook page. He took it just after she successfully completed her driver's test last week. Good-bye, learner's permit; hello, driving solo. Well, if Mom or Dad allow the use of one of their cars she can.
Her email response to my congratulations was cute...eight sentences, six of which ended in exclamation points. She was proud of the fact that she scored 99 on the driving portion of the test, as well she should be. In fact, the official who rated her complimented her on checking her blind spot at appropriate times (something he said most people forget) and told her she was a very good driver.
She was a little miffed, however, at the one point he deducted. She had parallel parked in a parking lot, a task made a little easier perhaps by the fact that the car she was driving was the sole vehicle in the lot. But she failed to turn on her signal when she exited the parking space and that resulted in a one-point deduction. Kayla's explanation: She didn't think about turning on the signal because there were NO cars! Caps and explanation point courtesy of Kayla.
I feel fairly confident in saying she hasn't spent much time behind the wheel since they put the new license in her hand though. That's because she's off on a beach trip with her church's youth group. I suspect that will change once she return...now that she can solo.