Thursday, August 21, 2008

Parallel parking

I was supposed to take my road test today, but my driving instructor wants to wait until my final day of instruction next week. What with getting up to drive at 7 and being stressed out over the road test, I'm a sleep-deprived mess. I'm aggravated that I've had 7 90-minute sessions so far, and I still don't have the whole parallel parking thing down. I think I haven't had enough practice doing it without cues. My parallel parking so far has been really good, but I've just been following directions, one at a time. I don't really know what I'm doing, and I don't have the full sequence memorized (it's at least an eight-step procedure). After I got back from my lesson this morning, my husband pulled out some of the kids' Tonka-sized cars and was demonstrating parallel parking. We're also planning on hitting the parallel parking test course a couple times before the test on Monday. I'll have to do it with the kids in the car, but they'll listen to a book on tape and I won't be driving in traffic.

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