Go ahead, laugh. I know you want to.
Feel better now?
It’s actually been really hectic. Take moving to a new classroom, toss in a few pool trips, college orientation, multiple trips to the grocery store, and daddy being gone all weekend, and perhaps you won’t be laughing at me anymore.
Thought so. (hee hee)
I craved excitement today so embarked on a journey to the DMV. Yes, on purpose. Alex turned 15 last week…..the magic age where in Georgia the teens may receive the treasured document….the learners permit.
Off we went armed with the necessary documents: birth certificate, social security number, my driver’s license, my debit card, and the certificate of attendance from the high school.
You see, there is a law in Georgia where you cannot be issued a permit or license if you are under 18 and not in school. Therefore, you have to have this document from the school proving you are enrolled. (remember this info….it will be important later)
We arrive, wait in line, wait in line, and wait some more. Yes, this is the DMV. Finally got our number and paperwork to complete. As I sat there filling stuff out, I questioned Alex again about being ready for the test.
I just got “The Look”. If you have a teen, you’ve seen it too.
Hey, just checking.
After a short wait (amazing!), we were called to the counter. The DMV lady reviews the paperwork ever so slowly. She documents everything. Whew. We’re clear.
And then she says, “I can let him test but not issue the permit if he passes.”
Say what? Why?
Here was the reason: on the certificate of attendance, the paper was signed one day by an administrator and notarized the next day by a clerk.
Yep, the dates weren’t the same. Therefore, according to
You’ve got to be kidding me.
Imagine Alex’s reaction when he passed his test but could not receive his permit. Yep, he was thrilled.
Off to the high school we went to correct the error. Left the paperwork there, Katie picked it up a few hours later, and we returned to the (enter your word of choice) DMV.
Fortunately everything went well the second time.
Well, maybe not fortunately. I now have to teach Alex to drive.
Pray for me…..