Another Driving Lesson

My 15 year-old son started basketball camp yesterday morning, giving us a good opportunity to practice his driving “skills.”

We left extra early, and Tad did a good job…until we arrived at the drop-off point for basketball. “Hey! Look at that!” he called out, pointing to his friend. “Kyle got a buzz cut!”

Distracted, Tad then turned off the ignition but had forgotten to put the car in park. The car lurched forward, sputtering and coughing, as if insulted.

Cheeks burning but pride intact, Tad hopped out of the car and joined Kyle, his freshly shorn friend.

A man watching this exchange turned to me and said, “Permit driver, eh?”

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.