Thursday, May 16, 2013
A long P.S. that got to be its own post
P.S. I'm going against everything I have believed in and might (might, not 100% sure yet) actually sign Emmy up for all-day Kindergarten next year - instead of 1/2 day, which is where she is for the moment. Actually, this was not something I was ever totally against. Just totally against it for my boys. But Emmy. I feel differently. One, she's older. She could have been starting 1st grade next year. Two, she's bored being at home all day long, especially in the afternoons. I'm not that exciting, I guess! I do spend some time just with her - on "school" stuff, playing, etc. But then I want/need time to do other things. So then she's bored and complaining and moaning and groaning. Three, while she is smart, I also recognize and admit that she doesn't have the skills her brothers had when they entered kindergarten (trust me, though, I'm not worried about that, it's just something I am aware of), nor does she catch on as quickly. So maybe a whole day would be better for her? Fourth, she wants to go all day. She was bummed when I told her I signed her up for 1/2-day. She's been walking to school with us for the past four years and is ready for it . . . or at least thinks she is. This is hard for me as I have been opposed to full-day ever since Miles was almost forced in to it (luckily they added a 1/2-day class about 2 weeks before he started school). But, again, mainly opposed to it for my family, and even more specifically, my boys. Each child and each home is different. That is why I hope there always remains on option of full-day versus 1/2-day. Though I highly doubt it . . . especially when my sister tells me her crazy state of Maryland might mandate a year of preschool before kids enter Kindergarten. Insanity, is how I feel about that. Anyways, this P.S. is so super long. It should be its own post . . . I think I'll make it its own post . . .