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OMG can you believe this?

  1. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I think I am in shock. My daughter will be 16 in 2 weeks and wants me to teach her how to drive my car. I cant believe I have a child that old? LOL. The car I have is standard.

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have a series of posts on how to drive a stick here: http://www.funandsafedriving.com/forum-1.html

      Might help you to get her organized smile

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        wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hmmm.  Is this what you two had up your sleeve? wink  Automotive?

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      be ready for a trade in after you teach her:) I learned on a standard (manual) and thought my son to drive manual also

  2. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    OMG....... Shouldn't you be worrying More About your Car? smile

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      HAHA yea tell me about it but she should learn though. My first car I ever bought was standard and I learned on my own. I hate people telling me how to do things but in all honesty, she is blond and I'm worried, but she has to learn..

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        sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I can't believe you have a 16 year old kid.  You look fabulous. big_smile

        1. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks sandra. I think I am dreaming half the time too, I just cant believe she is that old. I had her at 17, almost 18. LOL

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            sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            So you are 34?

            1. kmackey32 profile image80
              kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I am 33, will be 34 on Feb. 1st.

      2. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Believe Me.. You don't have to be Blond to dislike being told what to do.... But of course it helps! smile

        1. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well I mean, love her to death but sometimes she just don't think, ya know..

          1. Pearldiver profile image87
            Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hahaha isn't it funny how the kids always choose to inherit your best jeans lol

            1. kmackey32 profile image80
              kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hay now. No I am mechanically inclined for one. Seriously!!

  3. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Teach her the gearbox and clutch for a while without starting the car, should save a bit of wear and tear on the drive-train! smile

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    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    OMG.....you look too young to have a 16 year old! smile

    1. emievil profile image84
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree!

      Seriously though, won't you consider formal driving lessons? My husband enrolled in one and after 1 year, he's driving like a pro. He was made to drive through heavy traffic, "hang" while going up a bridge / incline and other such things.

      1. kmackey32 profile image80
        kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Doesn't that cost? If it does, I cant afford it. She can learn, I did without any lessons! The first car I ever wanted was standard, and I didnt know how to drive it, but I wanted it, so I learned. She wants to learn how to drive my car, BAD. So I am thinking she will....

        1. emievil profile image84
          emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          There are advantages with getting formal lessons and you'll be sure the first car she will run on a ditch or against the wall (heaven forbid!) is not yours smile. just kidding. I don't like manual / stick shift / clutch driving because I am a clutch driver. I'd rather go for the automatic. Unfortunately, here, an automatic car is more expensive than a manual car. I guess this is why my husband took the formal lessons for clutch driving smile.

          I got my first driving lessons 5 years ago by borrowing my aunt's car and having a pro driver teach me on a not-so-busy subdivision. After two sessions, I drove the car on a busy road and a highway. It went well (considering it was a manual car) but I don't think my aunt will let me borrow hers again smile.

  5. Ladybird33 profile image73
    Ladybird33posted 7 years ago

    Seriouly, you look too young to have a 16 year old.  Wow, and I wish you all luck in learning to drive...share you stories smile

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much, me neither. I posted a pic of her on my hair coloring hub, she colors my hair, and is very good at it...

      1. beautyrose profile image60
        beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oh so that's not the real color of your hair. it looks almost whitish.

        1. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No Its not natural, Kala colors my hair, Its not white though.

  6. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Seriously, find a VERY LARGE parking lot and let her have at it...and for a very long time!

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ya thats what I was telling her. She wants to try in my driveway but there's things she could hit, if she was to drop the clutch which scares me, so I am going to take her someplace where there isn't anything around. hmmm, maybe when I start to teach her, I shall write a hub about teaching a teen to drive standard. lol

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        sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You mean manual?

        1. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No my car is standard. Clutch drivin...Oh I guess you call it manual LOL

          1. Pearldiver profile image87
            Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol ............... SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Funny lol
            Maybe a standard manual?

      2. lrohner profile image84
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I've taught three teens to drive and let me tell you, it's very scary. Find the biggest parking lot you can find! smile

  7. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I'm am just ready to cry, I cant believe and don't wanna believe that she is that old...

    1. beautyrose profile image60
      beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't cry now reserve your tears when you become a grandma lols

      1. kmackey32 profile image80
        kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        OMG I dont wanna think of being a gramma, now stop. LOL

  8. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Boy, your lucky!  My daughter is turning 14 next month and began her driving lessons at 12!  My son is 13 and is already driving.....  I'm shopping very carefully for their car -- it's going to be an beautiful, sleek and shiny '67 Buick Le Sabre....that way they can't afford the gas (or the insurance) to drive anywhere!!! lol And, it's like a tank so they can't get injured.  And, they'll be too embarrassed to drive it anywhere!  ha ha ha  (pay back for all the grey hairs they've given me with them driving!) big_smile lol  tongue

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OMG, where are you from? Kids are allowed to drive that yourng? where?

      1. Beth100 profile image82
        Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We live out in the country in Canada (sshhhh, don't want the RCMP looking for us... ha ha ha)  I was driving by the time I was 13 (that was also in Canada but I was driving legally).  My son's been driving the tractor since he was 8!  Talking about scary!

        1. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          OMG that is scarry. WOW

          1. Beth100 profile image82
            Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well, it was scary, but now that I'm facing drugs, alcohol and sex that is rampant at the high schools and malls, the driving thing isn't so scary.  At least we were there next to them.  The other things can happen without me being present and that is really scary!

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              logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              So why are you doing drugs, alcohol, and sex at schools and malls.  Shouldn't that be done in the privacy of the home? smile

              1. Beth100 profile image82
                Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Very funny...ha ha ha.  I caught that when I wrote it, but didn't edit it in time for ya...should read that the students are doing that!

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                  logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Right!  That's what they all say! smilesmile

                  1. Beth100 profile image82
                    Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    lol

                2. beautyrose profile image60
                  beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  yes i knew it was the kids your talking not you lols.

      2. beautyrose profile image60
        beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lols she's from canada.

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    Tips for when my dad taught me how to drive.

    He put a box in the back of the truck.  It was to help me come to a stop smoothly.  If whatever he put in the bed of the truck moved he deducted points.  Yes, my dad was totally like that.

    He made me drive backwards around along and around curbs.

    He made me parallel park in the tightest spots possible. 

    Also, when I learned to drive stick, basically I learned on the go.  I learned how to shift and feather in the drive way but didn't really learn until I got on the street.  It's enough to make you learn fast.

  10. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Well, ya see, I am a person that has to have something to do, I think this is why I drive clutch. LOL I just hate having nothing to do. LOL But my daughter is different than me. Both my cars are standard so I think I better figure something out...

  11. tjthudium1996 profile image60
    tjthudium1996posted 7 years ago

    Kids grow up SOOOO fast! lol

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    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    So why let the kids have all the fun? smile

    1. beautyrose profile image60
      beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      is sex, drug and alcohol fun? I think not. Beth is telling she's afraid  her kids for that since it rampant in high school.

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        OMG lol Thank you for gigantic giggles lol

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    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    Just being facetious.

 
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