Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What Driver's Education and Dr. Who Have In Common

Have any of you been watching the new Dr. Who on BBC? If you haven't, you should. It rocks.



Saturday, as we watched an episode, my youngest, Kid D, said, "If everything was real on Dr. Who, I'd be freaking my brain out."

Such words of wisdom from a six-year-old. We all laughed and agreed, but it got me thinking (hard to believe, I know). But, what things in our regular, non Whoish lives are like the show? Then I knew. Driver's Ed. (For an additional post on Kid A and driving click here.)

What does Dr. Who have in common with driver's Ed? Oh, so many things. The first one is fear--namely mine. When you watch the good Doctor, you know something bad will happen in each episode. It might be robot men invading from an alternate reality, or angel statues that come after you when you blink, but you know it will be bad, and people may die. See, fear. And, yes, I'm afraid people may die today as Kid A heads off to driver's Ed.

The second thing Dr. Who and driver's Ed have in common is the element of time travel. Seriously. As I watched Kid A getting ready to brave the unknown of driver's ed, I traveled back in time to when I did the same thing. (It took a while and was quite disconcerting, but I made it.) Strangely, I was happy to come back. Sixteen looks good, but who in their right mind would want to re-live that?

And the last thing Dr. Who and driver's Ed have in common is drama. Since this is day one of driver's ed, I don't have any examples for you, but I know they're coming. And that brings us right back to fear. Wish me luck.

14 comments:

Blake Goddard said...

Haven't seen it. But driver's ed is scary. Especially when your parents didn't let you drive at all before that day.

Jenilyn said...

I love Dr. Who! But I can't bring myself to watch the newest Doctor. It took me almost an entire season to mourn Christopher Eccleston and appreciate David Tennant (who is absolutely incredible). Have you seen Blink?

LeishaMaw said...

Blake, you need to see it, and I feel sorry for your instructor. He he.

Jenilyn, David Tennant rocks. He's my favorite Dr. Yes, I've seen Blink, and you need to watch season five. The Weeping Angles are back. Good stuff. The new Dr. is fun, and I really like him, too. Be brave and watch. You won't be sorry.

Heather Dixon said...

You get some serious points for the David Tennant picture :D

LeishaMaw said...

Heather, it was hard to choose. There were so many good ones. I do like me some Dr. Who a' la David Tennant. Yum.

Rebecca J. Carlson said...

I want a sonic screwdriver.

LeishaMaw said...

Rebecca, me, too!

Mary Campbell said...

Freaking my brain out - love it. Driver's Ed is enough to freak anyone out.

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LeishaMaw said...

Mary, I never win anything! Thanks a ton!

nikkimantyla said...

Hubby and I were just discussing the other day how his parents never drove with him before driver's ed, and I only drove with my parents (never took "Behind the Wheel," as they called it in AZ, and "Driver's Ed" was just sitting in a classroom for two months and occasionally using the crappy simulators, which were just steering wheels and a video production on the wall showing the driver's view of somebody from the '60s; it was NOT helpful). So I haven't experienced it, but I wish you luck. I'm glad I still have ten years before my kiddos get to that point!

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Cherie said...

Hmm, how did I miss this one?

LeishaMaw said...

Cherie, you keep leaving town.

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