Thursday, September 15, 2016
Car Spa at Doorstep in Mumbai
Escape velocity is a great metaphor, though. Eldest is pretty close to fully achieving that and Youngest has started her lift-off into university. Fun times!
Yeah, you're not ready to think about that either!
On driving, is it really illegal to take TB to your HS driver's ed lot and get him used to how your car works? My dad did that when I was close to 16, but had no permit of any kind. The most valuable aspect of that was going out in the winter -- after I had had drivers ed -- and learning to turn into a skid. Useful even today, including learning what ABS feels like so he does the right thing with it. He also taught me how to pass on a 2-lane rural road, with an emphasis on just how far away you have to look. And I also was the designated driver as soon as I had a permit. Nothing like experience, including an hour at a time on an open rural interstate. Finally, learning from a parent can be a mixed bag, but so can driver's ed. Look around and see if there is a teen safety program, like the ones run by The Tire Rack and/or the SCCA. Those involve real accident avoidance in a safe environment in the car TB will be driving.
PS - I liked the observation about checking notebooks. I think a fair fraction of my college sophomores could do with a bit of that. I'm sure no one has ever explained to them the value of "working over" their notes. I didn't discover the need to do that until grad school, but it would have helped in a few of my undergrad classes. I never needed to do any of that in HS or pretty much for any undergrad classes, but it would have helped a lot later on if I had practiced that distillation process early on.