Evie just began her 2016-2017 school as a second time pre-schooler.
Although Evie is 5 years old, Aaron and I made the decision to redshirt her this year so she will be the oldest in her grade versus the youngest. Those summer birthdays are tough! It was a somewhat easy decision but it was filled with lots of mom guilt. Evie is ready to go but we know long-term this is within her best interest. And, sending a 17 year old off to college freaks me out a bit. In our eyes, we get one more year of her childhood.
Evie, on the other hand, was not so happy. She bases her age off of her height and we all know she's a tall one! She always asks us why she's with the little kids. My response, "Sweetie, they are your age. You can just reach things a bit easier right now." Many of her friends began kindergarten this year too but she is adjusting very well to her Kinderstart program. When I picked up this little lady yesterday, she was very excited to tell me that she was the "Star of the Day." Oh the little things that makes a kiddos day. Makes me smile.