LazyWeb thanks and yet another question
Despite not being officially on the road this week, I am road-busy. I have two or three irons in the fire. Add that to my normal workload and a quick trip at week’s end, and I’ve got a lot going on. I’m booking hotels and planning a working road trip to the South Carolina coast. More on that another time.
First off, a thank you to everyone who submitted recipe ideas and such. I’ve already put to use the thoughts of Poker Peaker and Astin. I also bought a book based on my buddy Marty’s recommendation. I think I’m going to go all Doc Chako this weekend and make some crepes.
Also, many thanks to the people who gave me some ideas on podcasts to add to my list. I’ve already gone through a few hours of content and am really enjoying myself.
Since everyone has been so nice, I thought I’d abuse the lazyweb and ask another question. I’m, of course, researching this in traditional ways, but since you all are a smart lot, I’d like to get as many opinions as possible.
My son will turn five years old in August. Any parent knows that an August birthday means we can start the kid in kindergarten this year or wait until he turns six. Based on the tests we’ve given him, he is apparently smart enough that he could start today (the only thing he’s not got down yet is tying his own shoes). Academically, I’m not all that worried. Size-wise, he is near the top of the percentiles for a kid who is 4.5 years old. That said, if we do start him this year, he will almost certainly be the youngest in his class and smaller than most of the six-year-old boys. I have a December birthday, so it never mattered much to me. My wife is an August baby, but we both believe size and age mean more to boys than girls, especially as it relates to confidence and athletics. We’re not a family that puts a lot of importance on sports success, but if the boy continues to trend toward athletics, we don’t want to screw him over early.
With that established, we’re leaning toward starting him in school this year, but we are not 100%.
Have you been in this situation? What did you do?
Thanks in advance, and I promise I’ll pay you back later this week. I’ve got a post in the works, the content of which is exceptionally simple, but also exceptionally useful.