Eighteen is the legal driving age over here in Sweden. You can start taking lessons a little bit earlier than that but because I don’t like to drive and we don’t have a car Wille will be forced to going to driving school. It’s expensive, about 450 SEK for a 40 minute lesson (about USD 65) so Martin and I’ve decided to help him out the same way my parents helped me out 30 years ago, by paying for the lessons.
We’ve told him before that we’ll help him out but thought it would be fun to solidify that promise and add it to the 18th Birthday gifts in the shape of a mock up driver’s license.
What I did as print one I found online, Photoscape Wille’s portrait in there and switch out the personal info to his. Then I laminated it.
Hmmm. Will I get arrested for falsifying an ID? Maybe I should start a new career? B. Larsson & Son Printers…
Wille was really pleased and will probably start taking lessons this summer after school’s out. He’ll do great I’m sure as he’s much more motivated than I ever was. And it’s not like he doesn’t have any experience driving :).