By fedupson - 09/04/2015 14:03 - United States - Milpitas

Today, I went driving for the first time with my mom. When she wasn't screaming, she gave great advice like, "Stop at the red light" and "Don't crash into cars". I need to drive 50 hours with her. FML
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19990231 29

To everybody saying that this is stressful for the mom, remember your first time driving. Her mother screaming does not make the stress any better.

It's more stressful for the first time driver than for the passenger who is supposed to be calmly teaching them.

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Driving is stressful, dont blame her

I flat out told my mom her backseat driving makes me angry and nervous.

It's more stressful for the first time driver than for the passenger who is supposed to be calmly teaching them.

My mom also freaked out way too much when I first started driving. It made me so nervous that I didn't even want to continue sometimes.

This sounds just like my dad, he was constantly freaking out about what I did wrong without providing help or telling me when I did anything right.

This is why it took me so long to get my license. My mom is a panicky person. I barely used my learner's permit for a while because she always made me nervous. My dad wasn't much better. It wasn't until my grandfather, who had a lot of experience teaching teens to drive and could stay totally calm, stepped in to teach me that I actually learned. If you can't be calm and helpful when teaching a teen to drive, I would suggest Driver's Ed or finding someone else, because your nerves ain't helping the new driver's.

She'll be great for your road confidence! Any way you can ask another family member or can you afford an instructor?

The obvious sarcasm flew way over people's heads.

In Mom's defense, "don't crash into cars" truly is excellent driving advice. I've seen far too many people on the road whose moms obviously never taught them this.

My dad is the same exact way.

yes because its safe to drive with ear plugs in. I hope you never drive.

Although I agree, according to statistics deaf people are better drivers than non dead people. Don't believe me? Google.

25 - but deaf people are trained to use their other senses more and are use to it, so your study doesnt apply to regular non deaf people.

No effing shit, dead people can't drive- I hope you never drive...

19990231 29

To everybody saying that this is stressful for the mom, remember your first time driving. Her mother screaming does not make the stress any better.

Yeah, all one person saying that at the time of this posting. Not that you're wrong, but seriously? That's what the reply button is for.

The first time I got into the drivers seat, my mom did the sign of the cross

@22 You mean the father, son, and holy spirit. A lot of people call it the "chest cross thing," but that's not what it is.

@48 Actually it is called making the sign of the cross, but when you do it you say "in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

#53 *insert whip noise here*

If I see you on the news, I'll understand...

Tell your mother to get out the car if she is going to distract you...

In many places in the US, before obtaining a driver's license, you need X hours of driving experience with a permit, which you can only do with an adult "instructor." Even without reading this FML it's safe to assume that the heavily populated and relatively liberal CA would have such a regulation

I remember my mom did the same thing. Don't blame her she's probably nervous and scared because you're growing up.

Guess you're driving with Captain Obvious.

Reminds me a little of driving with Dad. He panicked whenever I moved an inch to the left or right in the lane, though admittedly he does that if anyone but him is behind the wheel. Driving 50 hours with your kid is rather nerve-wrecking.