The DMV Wasn’t Ready for Us

I brought my lovely, newly turned 16-year-old child #1 to the Wilton DMV yesterday afternoon to take her driving permit test. We had the application all filled out, her passport and her social security card. She did practice tests and felt ready.

photo: Everyday Saratoga
photo: Everyday Saratoga

Hubby said the Wilton DMV is open until 6:00 so we had plenty of time to get there. Child #2 came along with us, there was talk about Friendly’s for dinner and ice cream if child #1 passed her test. We got there at 4:45. They didn’t look too busy inside, only a short line. But as we tried to walk in, we discovered all the doors were locked.

Huh. Right there on the door were the hours. Monday 8am – 4:45pm. Just missed it, like by seconds. But, come to find out, it didn’t matter. They have specific hours for taking the permit test and we missed that deadline by an hour.

photo: Everyday Saratoga
Permit times, Wilton DMV, photo: Everyday Saratoga

Crap. I looked at child #1, bracing myself for teenage hysteria. She calmly looked at the sign and said, “Can we still go to Friendly’s for dinner and ice cream?” Whoa! No hysteria! “We sure can,” I replied, thankful for no dramatic reaction to not getting to the DMV on time. Thank God for Friendly’s. (Which is a strange thing to say. The food is never that good, it’s expensive, the service is usually “meh”, but it makes kids happy, so it’s all worth it)

I kept the application, passport and social security card in the car visor so we won’t have to worry about forgetting that.

BEFORE YOU GO, be sure to check the times the Wilton DMV, or any of the others in Saratoga County, as they are open at different times on different days. Don’t risk a teenage tantrum or breakdown. I got lucky, I’m sure it will be a while before that happens again.

Have you been to the Wilton Mall DMV? What did you think? Have you taken the Permit Test? Has one of your children taken the test? What did you think? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks for reading! I hope it helps!  :o)