Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. Jacob is 21 years old and just moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated from a technical college with an Associate's degree in Computer Maintenance. He works for a school district as a computer technician. Elijah is almost 18 years old. He is hearing impaired, has Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD. He is a junior in high school. Elijah lives with his mom Mary and her wife, his stepmom. Mary has a bachelor's in deaf education and a masters in special education, and is an educational diagnostician. Life is always changing and this blog has chronicled many of these changes and will continue to do so!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Elijah's Week and Driving with Jacob

Elijah had another awesome week! It is thrilling to see him have such awesome days and to NOT get phone calls from principals! He is also very happy!

Now, let's turn our attention to Jacob. He finished driver's education class and got his permit back in July of 2012. He had to wait at least six months to take his driver's license test AND log 20 hours of driving in that time. He had to get at least 10 hours of daytime driving and other 10 of night time driving. He has all of his daytime hours, but needs those night time hours. He also needs to just PRACTICE a lot more. I made an appointment for the first day of Spring Break to take his test for his license.

So, last night we went out driving into Dallas. Now, we didn't go into downtown Dallas, but he did drive on two highways and on some major streets with LOTS of traffic. He did all after 6:00! Let's just say it was an experience for us both. He didn't quite get that the red tail lights were on because the headlights were on and when the get REALLY BRIGHT, that means the car is BRAKING. Lets just say I said the words BRAKE BRAKE BRAKE a great deal. Overall, he did a good job, but he needs more practice. He also needs to practice parallel parking...YIKES!

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