This is the story of the Stover Family - well, really, it's all about Jacob, Jonathan and Joshua. Mom and Dad may be included as well!
Thursday, April 04, 2013
what to do?
Those of you who know me well, know I've been agonizing over a big decision... to send Jonathan to Kindergarten or wait another year. Still not fully decided, but after hearing from his preschool teacher, his Sunday School teacher - who both have many years of experience with this age kiddos, and Jacob's kindergarten teacher, who so awesomely agreed to give Jonathan a screener... we decided to go ahead and register the big boy for BIG K. Oh. My. Goodness. Honestly, I may still change my mind in August, but I really think he's ready. He did awesome on the screeners and academically is totally ready. I don't want him to be bored if he waits another year. He just seems so much more vulnerable than Jacob was. I don't know why... I guess it's the second born syndrome. Or the fact that he had all those medical problems when he was two. Probably, it's the fact that he still has crying fits and home and acts like a total baby sometimes. Yep, that's what I worry about the most. Of course, everyone says he acts totally mature and responsible in other settings. And of course we still have 4 months. :-) I love that little guy so very very much and I want the best for him. I pray that he loves school and he is happy and has good friends. I pray that he will not be led by the wrong kiddos. I pray that he will be salt and light in a dark world. I pray that he has awesome teachers. I pray that the speech stuff he has going on won't be a big deal and that he won't get made fun of by his peers. Y'all, this parenting thing is no joke. I know this is the first of many many tough decisions. :-)