This week, the day that I dreaded finally came true. The days of Dad’s taxi came to an end.. No.. I’m not shutting down this blog!
My 17 year old daughter got her provisional driver’s license and now she is totally mobile with her own car.. A hand me down.. from my father. .. to her sister.. to her.. A 2003 Honda Civic with very very low miles..
Of course.. in my last attempt at maintaining some control I had to take some final steps to ensure her safety has she hit the perilous travails on the roads of Central New Jersey.
I signed a contract with my 17 year old.. on what hours she can drive using her provisional license (6AM – 11PM).. Nothing outside those hours
Only she can drive the car.. The car is NOT to be used by her BFF’s.
She needs to tell mom/dad whenever she goes out as to her destination and must text/call us that she has arrived at her destination.
She is responsible for ensuring car is in working order.. If any major maintenance is to be done, Mom/Dad will take care of it.
She’s fully insured (Courtesy of Dear Dad).
Drive defensively.. There is a reason why NJ has one of the highest insurance rates. If you live in NJ, you know what I mean by this.
No Texting and driving! Phone is to be turned off whenever she gets in the car if she is the driver.
She even started taking the care to High School!
So Dad’s Taxi is now officially out of business.. Unless of course my girls want me to drive them around when they are home!
Junior Achievement is an organization whose mission I truly believe in – to help each child reach his/her full potential. JA empowers young people to own their economic success through their trained volunteers who deliver real-world learning opportunities through a combination of classroom experiences, simulations, college and career readiness days, job shadow events and more.
I am hosting a JA Bowl-a-thon on Thursday, April 30th at Harmony Lanes in Middletown, NJ!). This is a major fund raiser for Junior Achievement There will be other major corporations participating as well – some you may recognize such as Cisco, Verizon and Alcatel-Lucent.
JA will provide pizza, bowling shoes and soft drinks and we hope to have raffles as well. It will be a great social event and will give us an opportunity to have some fun and make a real difference to others at the same time. We are striving to recruit between 12 and 18 teams of 6 people each across the state. Each team should solicit sponsors and it would be great if they could collect $660/team in donations.
Do you want to donate to a really good cause.. Here’s your chance!
My Brother shared this link with me today and it truly shows the uniqueness of how kids answer test questions.. Some of the answers are truly off the wall. Some would venture to say they are very very clever. Even if you have no clue to what the answer is, these kids answered with their unique brand of logic..
When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that will make you wonder what’s better – the correct answer or the answer the kids gave.