Son takes the steps.

posted Aug 25, 2017, 9:32 AM by David Alan Binder

Son takes the steps.

My son was in high school and wanted his driver’s license.  He was the fourth child, the third son, so I thought he had learned from his siblings.  But he had not.  We had moved from one city to another nearby and he wanted to finish high school in the town we moved from.


He could not figure out how to do this.


I said just follow the steps, which were:

1. Taker driver’s education both class and driving portions

2. Go to State License Bureau and pass that test

3. Now, get a job to make money since cars cost, the car itself, insurance, gas, etc.

4. He got a job working for a family friend, the family friend fixes up cars to sell, instead of paying my son for yard work, etc.  He just waited until he had worked all summer then gave him a car.  There were a few times when son was not working hard or just puttering around that friend also taught him there are consequences to not working, such as not being paid.  So some of his work time did not count towards purchasing the car.  Good lesson to son.


Until voila; he had his driver’s license and a car to drive himself to the nearby town and to high school.  Then we moved to California, which had a law stating that you must be 18 to drive, which was a disappointment since he had been driving for a year in Iowa and could not drive by himself in California.  Bummer! 

Very odd how different states systems work and we take them for granted until we change states.


CONCLUSION:  Sometimes we need to spell out the steps for people who need the extra time and effort in order to get out of it what you put into it.


Some people may not understand that a first draft of a book is not a finish draft, it just means put everything down you can think of then you go back and clean it up. 

There are somethings I will spell out on the website for people who have never had any experience with writing and other things I will not go into great detail for those of you, Dear Writers and Dear Readers, that do not need it.

We are all at different levels in our writing “career” and that is great.  We are on this journey together so …

“If we are not here to help each other, then why are we here?”