Well after a hard week and weekend, and some prayers we have decided to try again later for Lucas. Last week I withdrew him from school. I contemplated whether I even wanted to blog about this, as in a lot of ways it is just something I want to forget... but if you still follow my blog in a year and I suddenly had first day of kindergarten pictures for Lucas again, you might get a little
In the "lovely" state of California, the entrance deadline is December 2nd--way later than pretty much every other state (Lucas birthday is in October). We were excited about this though when we moved here, as Lucas is extremely smart.; but he has always had issues sitting still and doing something if it isn't what he wants to do.. (okay he is stubborn and he got it from me!) He really was loving school; even told me it was his favorite place; but he was having a hard time following through with assignments and was starting to be defiant in the process. I was working with his teacher, who was great, and we had some extra plans in place for him; but then after an incident on the playground, Eric and I decided.. why fight this battle for a
After we pulled him, I started talking with people in the area and realized that just about everyone who's child (especially boys) had a fall birthday waited a year.... how we missed this before we signed him up I am not quite sure.
So it was hard, it was embarrassing at times, it made me feel like a failure... but really I truly am at peace with it now and feel like it is the best thing. I know I didn't fail. Lucas is my adorable, wonderful, energetic, always inquisitive child who is going to invent some crazy invention and make millions of dollars someday because he likes to do things his way. And besides now instead of being taller than 90% of the kids in his class, he will be taller then all of them--basketball here he comes!