Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Conner!!


What an exciting day for Conner. Today he woke up knowing he was going to take his test for his learner's permit. It was a LONG morning but worth it. He is so excited!

We got up and took Kennedi to school. I figured it would be a lot easier to sit at the DDS* without a 15 month old baby running around.

* Department of Drivers Services

We headed to Kennedi's school in the next town over and then headed back into our town to go to get his permit. We got to the DDS in our town and it was CLOSED!! Yes you read correctly. It was closed today for some kind of training. Oh yeah, and then tomorrow for Veteran's Day. Oh Conner was not a happy birthday boy! All this hype and he thought he would have to wait 2 more days.

So we looked and saw where another DDS was. Luckily there was one two towns over (the town past where we had to go to take Kennedi to school). So we head back out to where we were earlier in the morning to get his test. Thankfully, they were open. I think Conner would have blown a gasket if they weren't!

Conner goes in and we fill out the necessary paperwork to get his permit. They call him to take the test and my heart starts POUNDING. I mean really pounding!! My palms are sweating, heart racing and all I could think of was, "please let him pass this test!"

There was a man in line behind him that kept looking at me with a worried look on his face. He could see Conner taking the test and the computer screen (where I could not). I was really starting to panic thinking, what am I going to do if he fails!! I felt sick!

HE DID IT!! I guess I can say... barely!! There are two parts to the test and you can miss 5 questions on each part (there are 20 questions on each part). Conner missed 5 on the first part! YIKES!! That was a close one!!

All and all I guess it doesn't matter how many he missed!
He really got it!!

Conner is now a driver on a permit!



Kristin said...

What a nice mom you are to let him miss school for his test! Alex turned 15 in June so it didn't matter quite so much but Katie had to wait until the Saturday after her birthday.

When I took Alex, the online site said they had Saturday hours. Guess what? The website lied. He was so mad. It was not a very good weekend at my house!

Now, get ready for the fun times over the next year. I don't cringe and hold on much....any more. Used to though!

Nancy said...

That is awesome! Yay Conner! I am so glad you found one that was open.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Conner!!

(Tara I am out of give and get coupons if you'd like to share yours!)

I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!!