Our eldest son was 17 in the middle of August. He had his first driving lesson the next week. He passed his theory some weeks ago and then went this morning for his practical test. He's felt very anxious in the last few days and we've tried hard to quell this as much as we can.
He had his test at 9.17am this morning and by 10.15am there was no call like he said he would. Five minutes later the driving school car arrived outside the house. I was trying to nod my head and shake my head to the driving instructor and we got back a nod of the head. He passed for 4 minors, not signalling early enough at a slip road ie you are supposed to do it as soon as you see the III marking, two minors for hesitation as a van flashed for him to go at a junction but our son didn't feel he was slowing down enough so waited for the van to pass with the driver waving his hands and shouting at the learning school car and one minor for a small error with the mirrors. You are allowed up to 15 minor errors but no majors errors - bit different to when I passed my driving test 20 years ago!!!
We had the ceremony of tearing up the L plates. We are so proud that he's gained enough confidence of driving to put in for his test so soon to starting and that he's passed FIRST TIME.
I did though make him a card last night. It took me ages as I'd been at work and kept going wrong and more wrong, went down a treat. I have attached a photo above of his card (I've blanked out the area where I put in his registration number of his silver car with My Craft Studio). I used a Dottie's World digital image and coloured it in with Promarkers. They are blandish colours as my son likes to wear white or cream tops and jeans. I'd have liked a bright red or bright blue car but as his car is silver out came the grey pen. If only I'd have known I'd be doing this card as I would have ordered a few more shades of grey for shading but only had Ice Grey 4 so had to keep shading it over and over in parts.
I shall use this card as my entry for the Creative Card Crew Challenge this week as the topic is "anything goes".