Driving Rule No. 3: Don't be a backseat driver, even if you are the mom.
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Did he forget to turn on the turn signal? No, he just didn't turn it on as early as I would.
Did he drive too close to the center line? No, I tend to drive too close to the shoulder.
Did he brake too early? Well ... yeah, but that's better than braking too late. It's just a little hard on the neck.
When we arrived at our destination, my son sighed and mumbled something about preferring to ride with his father.
I said that would be fine because it meant less stress for me.
At least we agreed on that.
His father is a better driver than I am, anyway, so it works out.
Besides, I taught our son how to read. His father can teach him how to drive. I think that's a fair exchange.
I'll take phonics over the freeway any day.
Lisa Tedrick Prejean writes a weekly column for The Herald-Mail's Family page. Send email to her at email@example.com.