|One of the best meals I have eaten since|
being gluten free. I had pork chops and
something veggies. It was just delish.
Tank has a way of connecting with people and he soon had the drivers ed instructor, Mr. Frank, wrapped around his finger. We would see Frank pull into the grocery store parking lot while on an official driving lesson with another student, and Tank would call out, ‘Oh, there’s my boy Frank. We have to go say hi.’ He relished the humorous exchanges he and Frank had during class and he would come home ready and willing to share some fun fact that ‘Frankie baby’ (as Tank liked to call him outside of class) had taught them.
In the spring (of 2019, mind you), Mini started drivers ed right on Tank’s tail. In the dream world I live in, I envisioned Mini managing to get her license before Tank, or (since that was not possible) I fantasized that Tank would rarely drive once getting his license, have no major issues, and then gladly hand over the driving responsibilities to Mini in the spring when she turns 16. (edited to add: this was my thought process BEFORE I took Mini on practice drives. Not the most confident of drivers, and rightfully so).
Perhaps my reluctance to have Tank drive came back to bite me.
Coach and I went out of town the first weekend in August (2019! - thus the resteraunts, and travel, etc). He was teaching a class in Greenvillle, SC and I went along to relax, read, write, lay by the pool, eat out, etc. Let’s just say things back at home were a bit bumpy, so that will most likely be the last time we attempt something so silly. (More on that later).
|Cute little park with a play|
going on. Super fun.
Before we left for Greenville, I gathered all of Tank’s paperwork for the DMV. Because he didn’t get his permit until Halloween of '19, he could not get his license until around August 1st. I told him that we would go to get the license when I returned. Mr. Nervous Nelly insisted that he would want to drive more before the test. Coach barked at him, ‘Knock it off, you’re ready. No more practice-drives necessary.’
The night we returned though, Coach did take him out driving one last time. All systems were go, or were they?