Sunday morning, Hugh left for a quick day-trip to Denver. The Teenager drove to Neighboring City to hang out with a friend. That left the Man-Cub and me to our own devices, and, we decided to try out his new driver's permit by taking a nice long drive in the country.
We took the back roads, meandering through fields and meadows, until we reached Oscar and Emily's house, where we visited for a few minutes before continuing on toward Hooterville.
Once we reached the outskirts of town, the Cub turned the wheel over to me, uncomfortable with the idea of driving on the main highway, but, once I was done running my errands, he was more than happy to jump back in the driver's seat for the trip home.
I have to say, he did a remarkable job, considering it was the farthest he had ever driven. And, I enjoyed having a couple of hours with him, uninterrupted, because; it is usually in the car that I learn the most about my children, their friends, their schoolwork, who is dating whom, and which new video on Vine is entertaining them.
I wonder if our forefathers took advantage of quiet time in the buggy for that purpose, as well?
I'm guessing they did.
Anyway, I had a great day with the Cub and I am looking forward to much more road time with him during this probationary year of driving. I'm not so much looking forward to the inevitable day that he drives off without me, but, I'll roll with that punch when the time comes.