Thursday, March 5, 2009

A day at the DMV

My daughter finally finished Drivers Ed at school and could not wait to go for her Learners Permit. We had snow on Monday so school was closed. She was so upset! Tuesday she went to the Guidance office to get her driving certification and . . . the Guidance Counselor was out that day! Now she is even more upset!
Finally, she gets everything she needs from school. I show up around 1 pm to pick her up to take her to the DMV. I decided to go ahead and pick my son up early too because I wasn't sure what time we would make it home. We make it to the DMV and we don't have the right forms - the birth certificate I have is the "Mothers Copy" and is not the "Certified Copy". Upset is not the word for what she is at this point.
We run to the courthouse to get the Birth Certificate and . . . you guessed it, I forgot my ID. I had to call my mom who lives nearby and ask her to come to the courthouse and bring her ID.
At this moment, my daughter is freaking out! "I'm not going to get my permit . . . It's going to be another day!"
We get the Certificate, race to the DMV, (they don't take anyone after 4 pm) and get in line. She gets called back to take her test and they tell her she can not miss more than 5 on the test. She is so nervous! My son and I are waiting in the lobby for her and then finally she pokes her head out of the testing door. SHE PASSED!
Thank goodness too because she would have wrecked my nerves if she hadn't!
So was so excited to get to drive us home from the DMV. Not me, I was a bundle of nerves! She kept this smile on her face for hours after we left. I can't believe my daughter is driving me around town! I think I have aged 10 years in the past 2 days!

We went by Lowe's tonight and I picked up a gallon of paint. I love the color - it is by Olympic and it is named "Green Tea Leaf". I think it is a great prim green! I am going to paint some shutters that I have at Curious Cat this new color. They are now a barn red and I want to change things up for Spring.

I have a few pieces around the house I want to paint too! It's like I have a new box of crayons - everything is going to get a new color!
Have a great weekend!

Prim Hugs ~ Nicole

15 friends had to say:

Lisa said...



Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Awwww, she looks SO happy! Poor mom tho:) So thats how it works eh, Ive got one about to turn 16 and ALL she talks about is getting a car, looking at cars, driving, and her permit!

Artsy Fartsy said...

I know she is soooo excited, tell her congrats form me!! Hope to see you setting up your big booth at the Market this weekend! Tootles, Janna

basketsnprims said...

How exciting for your daughter. It's been many, many years for me but I still remember taking the driving test with the sheriff and getting my permit. Congrats to her.


Pam at Antique or Not said...

Congrats to your daughter on passing the test! I remember those driver's ed days....(shudder).

Nicole, you need to pop in and see me before I close the shop. We're at 30% to 50% you're sure to find a deal!

Leslie said...

Congrats to your daughter :)

I had a very similar story when I went to get my license. My step father really didn't want me to get them so he was doing everything to make sure I didn't, I swear. I remember my Mom arguing with him that I needed my original birth certificate and he sent a copy with her. So we had to make another trip back...that time he left the registration expire or no, he didn't put the new one in so they wouldn't let me take the test in our car, so that meant NO. I was 17 until I got my driver's

Have a great weekend!


Angie said...

Nicole I will be where you're at in a couple of years. Ugh it ages me just to think about it. Glad the drama is done for getting her license. I pray she stays safe!
Blessings, angie

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Well, finally! LOL! I bet your daughter was getting so frustrated! Congrats to her for passing her test. Driving is a big thing. I remember how it was for my daughter. She had never driven a car when she got her permit, so I took her on some back country roads for her first lesson. I think that't when my hair started to turn gray! LOL!

UPON A HILL said...

Congrats to your daughter! Peace to you! I have been there.

Witch Hollow Primitives said...

Congrats to your daughter! mine are not near driving age yet (thank goddness!), but I think I will be a bundle of nerves as well!

Raggedy Angel said...

Oh she looks so trilled!!!
You think your nerves are bad now...wait til you have to add her on your insurance....yikes!
Mine turns 18 this month!!!!

I know that green...I have been studing all Lowes paint charts lately! Beth

Beth in NC said...

Congrats to your daughter! I CANNOT imagine my child driving me around!!! I want two steering wheels and two brakes. lol

The green sounds delightful!

Kath said...

YAY for your daughter!
She looks so happy :)
I remember "those" bundle of nerves!!

Happy-SAFE drivng to your daughter!

have a wonderful weekend, Niclole!


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Congrarts to your daughter...I remember those days!

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