Question Of The Week

Question of the week: Who taught you how to drive and how old were you?


My mother taught me how to drive when I was 9 years old. I drove around for years in my teens with no license because we could not afford driver’s ed. I got my license when I was 18. My brother gave me his car when he went into the Navy and nobody would teach me how to drive a stick shift so I went to the library and got a book that explained how and then I hopped into my car and took off.

Being that I am cheap, apparently I learned from my parents, my oldest daughter has not yet gotten her driver’s license. I recently found out that the State of Texas has a Parent Taught Driver’s Education program. The cost is only $25 for a teaching permit. Upon finding this program I signed up and I will be teaching my 16 year old how to drive this summer.

Question Of The Week

Question of the week: Do you say “I love you” to your family?


I say “I Love You” all the time to everyone in my family. Whenever someone in my family goes somewhere or if I am ending a phone call they always get an “I Love Ya” from me. I have done this ever since I was I kid, I guess it is how I was raised. My kids, no matter how old they are, get an “I Love Ya” every time I drop them off at school and to be honest I think they like it when I do.

What brought this to my attention was the other day my husband was talking to his mom on the phone and he said goodbye to her and then hung up. I don’t think I have ever heard his side of the family say “I Love You” to each other. He has no problem saying it to me or our kids but I have never heard him say it to his parents or sisters.

I know for a fact that the last thing I told my mom when she passed away was “I Love Ya” and I feel better for knowing that.

Question Of The Week

Question of the week:  At what age should kids stop trick-or-treating?

This question comes up in my house every Halloween. My husband thinks that our oldest daughter should have stopped trick-or-treating around the age of 12 or 5th grade. I think you should stop trick-or-treating at what ever age you want too. I think I was 15 when I stopped. By that age we were into the tricking part of it! My daughter is 16 years old and she is planning on dressing up and taking her little 9 year old sister out trick-or-treating this year. Then afterwards she will have a couple of friends over to enjoy our annual neighborhood cul-de-sac street party.

Question Of The Week

Question of the Week: At what age should you let your kids get their driver’s license?


I think it is up to each parent to decide when their kid is ready to drive. My oldest daughter turned 16 over the summer and she thinks just because you hit the big 16 you are automatically entitled to get your driver’s license. Being the mean parents that we are, we told her she is not really ready for the responsibility of driving. We told her she needs to prove that she is responsible by getting better grades this year, which means turning in assignments and managing to study on her own. We have seen a lot of improvement on her side and we will probably let her take driver’s education next summer. That will put her at being 17 when she gets her license.