We have another kid behind the wheel – at least when he’s supervised!

In Arizona you have to have your permit for exactly 6 months before you can get your license and you can’t get your permit until you’re 15 years and 6 months.

Hunter wants his license on his 16 birthday so he made sure to get his permit on the first possible day which was last week.

As we were leaving with his paper permit in hand I offered the keys to him so he could drive back to school. He kindly declined, he wanted to start on less busy roads so Steve took him out that evening for some neighborhood driving. The next day we were driving home from the school and this time he kindly declined because he didn’t want to drive my big car – he wanted Steve’s smaller car. I knew he couldn’t avoid driving my car forever (I need him to pull through this summer on our roadtrip) so we made him drive home from church and it wasn’t nearly as bad as he thought it would be. Although he much prefers the small car – and I don’t blame him, I do too!

Its still a little weird to me when we’re walking out to the car and he just holds out his hand expecting me to hand him the keys – and I do! The newness will soon wear off, I want to capitalize on his practice time while driving is still considered a luxury to him.