Things That All New Drivers Should Know

Attention parents of new drivers! You need to rea this! They’ve been practicing under your watchful eye for a year with their learner’s permit. You’ve carefully instructed them in the rules of the road, sometimes calmly, sometimes while grabbing the door handle for dear life and screaming your head off. The requirements for driver’s education have been fulfilled, and now the moment of truth has come: your teen has passed the road test and been granted her driver’s license. You may think the bulk of teaching is over, but there are a few more things that a new drivers should know to stay safe during the decades of travel they’ll hopefully enjoy throughout their lifetime. Check out the list of skills that I’ve compiled and the important reasons for making sure the new driver in your life has absorbed the important information: Things That All New Drivers Should Know

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Parenting is Like Dealing with Jeff Spicoli

Jeff Spicoli is the quintessential depiction of a slow-talking surfer dude, and if people remember anything from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, it usually has something to do with him. As the mom of four kids who are perpetually in some state of undress and clueless as to the whereabouts their clothing when asked, it finally dawned on me that kids are a lot like him and his friends. Dazed, confused, and inappropriately dressed are just the tip of the iceberg of similarities they share.

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Flamingo Fandango

In case you haven’t noticed, the flamingo trend is showing up all over the place, and I don’t just mean the occasional garden ornament! In case you haven’t noticed, flamingos are showing up all over the place, and I don’t just mean the occasional garden ornament. Go clothes shopping and you will likely see tons of flamingo accessories and patterns on various articles of clothing. The presentation can be preppy, whimsical, or ironic, but regardless of tone, flamingos are definitely the “in” animal right now. Think of them as the new owl; remember how owl everything blew up a few years ago? You couldn’t walk through Target without seeing owls all over everything from bathroom linens to salt shakers to women’s clothing. I see the exact same thin happening with our pink feathered friends, and although I’m sure we will hit the level of overload at some point, I’m going to enjoy it for now. 1) Mud Pie Flamingo Little Girls Swimwear-Okay my girls went BERSERK when they saw this swimsuit! I love how the flamingo’s neck goes around the child’s neck. 2) Flamingo Shower Curtain– I mean, who wouldn’t smile when they walked into their bathroom and saw happy…

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