Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Way Life Goes -or- Our Kids Are So Different!

Since they were very young, our children have known that in order to get their driver's license they had to meet two requirements:  A "B" average in school and their Eagle or YW Recognition award.  Either one of these allowed

Bri got the YW Recognition, but her grades were not good enough to get a license till after she turned 18 and was a senior in high school.  However, when we needed a driver, we always just sent her.  I'm not talking about "Eh, I don't wanna go to the grocery store."  I'm talkin' "You have to get yourself to school."  Dumb, dumb, dumb--but there it is.

Taylor got his permit at 15 1/2 because his grades were fine.  When he turned 16 he came to us with a deal:  let him get his license now, and he would a) be able to drive friends to school by the time school started, and b) have his Eagle earned by the end of the summer.  Because we were worried about all the illegal driving that was being done, we caved.

But no Eagle.  And no Eagle all during jr. year.  And no Eagle during the summer.

Taylor turned in all of his Eagle Scout paperwork this past Friday.  The day before his 18th birthday.

Ashtyn struggled with her grades because of illness.  She was able to get her permit just before her 16th birthday.  And Saturday she finished the Book of Mormon, which was the last thing she had to do to earn her YW recognition.

Ashie got her driver's license today.  She is the first to get it (on our terms) while she was 16.


Amy said...

Woot! Go Ashie!

Also, meh going to the grocery store is overrated.