Elihu's Corner


My husband is a firm believer in teaching our children to drive as early as possible. A couple weeks ago, while driving down a dirt road, he allowed my daughter to sit in his lap and “drive” the car. Since she is unable to reach the pedals, all she can do is steer. He still controlled the gas and brake and his hands were inches from the wheel so he could prevent any potential accidents.

As they cruised slowly down the dirt road, she observed, “it’s really hard to keep [the truck] going straight!”

“That’s true,” her father explained, “You probably don’t notice the small adjustments mommy and I make when we’re driving. It looks like our hands just sit on the wheel and do nothing, but we have been driving for so long that we know how to make those minor movements to keep the car going straight down…

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