So, after bath last night, I was asked to put her hair into a pretty ponytail with a purple (though you can't see it) scrunchy (are those still in?) and a purple headband to match her pajamas. Yep, that's my girl!
Oh, and in the picture, that's Jon putting earrings in her ears. He'll do anything for this girl!
And now onto a more serious topic. To wait a year or not?
My Braeden is 4. He'll turn 5 at the end of August, just as kindergarten is starting. He is a smarty pants, very creative, and his vocabulary is, at least to me, pretty darn amazing. He knows his colors, letters, and very basic math. He attends preschool four mornings a week and according to his teacher does really well (he's at home with me the rest of the time). He loves that time with his friends and jumps right in when I drop him off.
BUT, he is a boy, and his social skills, while very good, are not where Emerson's were when she began school (and he's definitely just a different kid than her anyway). He's very active and it's hard for me, at this point, to see him sitting in school all day (darn that all-day kindergarten!) with a little homework to do in the evening, though I know a lot could change in the next 5 or so months.
Jon and I have been going back and forth and have talked to a few other parents about starting kindergarten. I am leaning more towards waiting a year to start whereas Jon is leaning more toward starting him now. We have to make a decision pretty quickly because he'll be attending the charter school where my daughter attends and they require a lottery to get in (unless you already have a sibling in the school), so we'll need to give them our decision soon.
At this point, if we had to make a decision right now, I think we'd say wait, but I'd like to get some more opinions from other moms and dads or even just others with an outside opinion. Any teachers out there? I know many of you may not know my Braeden, but I'd love to hear your thoughts in general.
Wait or not?