Em is taking Driver’s Ed and doing well. After the first lesson, Em regaled us with student driver’s snafus. I gulped and winced a few times, but stayed relatively calm and did not quote safety statistics.
“I was so afraid he would make me parallel park. I mean I just started driving. I can’t be expected to be perfect. It’s only my first day,” Em said.
“Why’d you think he’d make you do that?” Layce asked.
“Because I was driving and had to stop and wait for a lady who was parallel parking and having a hard time. The instructor said women can’t parallel park for some reason. I was kind of insulted. I mean, you guys can parallel park.” She caught the look that passed between Layce and me. “Right?”
“I can,” Layce said.
“She’s really good at it,” I added.
“Are you good at it too?” Em asked.
“Saxon can’t even park at all,” Layce said.
It’s true. I can’t regular park. And you can completely cross off parallel parking. I either park badly or it takes me at least three threes times with multiple openings of the door to see how close I am to the white line or I have to get out of the car, gather my bearings, and try again. Layce sits patiently until I’ve decided it’s the best I can do under the circumstances.
“What do mean she can’t park?” Em asked.
“I mean she can’t get the car into a parking space correctly to save her soul.”
“Even if there’s no other cars around her?”
“Even if. In fact that makes it worse,” Layce said.
“It’s genetic. I didn’t get a parking gene. My father can’t park either. One time someone left a note on his car. It said if you have sex like you park…” I left the rest off. “I’m a victim of my DNA. So, no I can’t parallel park.”
“Maybe the instructor was right. Women can’t parallel park. What if I can’t?” Em said.
“I’ll teach you, and we’ll practice a lot, so when he makes you do it, you can knock his socks off,” Layce said.
“Which would make us two for three. That’s not too bad,” I said.
“What about Saxon? Can’t you teach her too?”
I nodded. There are some things I have to acknowledge I can’t do. We all have our limitations. Parking is mine.
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