Yep... I just completed the 50 scariest hours of my life.
What 50 hours?
The 50 hours of "driving" time required by the state of Illinois all 16-year-old kids must complete BEFORE they get a license. I put "driving" in quotes--because after sitting in the passenger seat with my daughter during for these 50 hours--I can't honestly say it was NOT "driving" in the sense that most adults understand the word. "Driving" with a 16-year-old at the wheel has more in common with the captain of the Titantic--who "drove" the ship to the bottom of the ocean.
It's funny... but it's not... because she got her license yesterday. Of course, this make me question the sanity and judgment of those interesting people who work at the local DMV.
Now the scariest hours are a head of me... and you... if you live and drive in Illinois.
So if you see a little Toyota Camry with a scrape on the front left side and a bumper sticker that reads, "I 'drove' the Titantic," get out of the way as quickly as possible.