Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Graduate

This month has been nuts am I right?  We have been moving a million miles a minute and I feel like, as funny as it is to say, now that school is out, life is starting to slow down a little!  Last friday we had Little R's kindergarten graduation.  He has grown up so fast and into such a smart, sweet and independent little guy!  



A few shots in the yard before heading to school.  Baby bro is not happy about momma stuffing him into a too small outfit.  My days are numbered...


Little R and his two best "girlfriends" standing above,  waiting outside the church before the graduation program.


During the program....


and the little graduate...Round 1!

 On that note, we have decided to have him repeat kindergarten again next year but we have not brought ourselves to tell him yet.  I wanted him to get through "graduation" with all of his buddies before I dropped the bomb.  We know it's the best decision for him but I do know he will be upset about it.  I'm sure it will be short lived but I just hate the thought of making him upset or to feel not good enough!  Lucky for me, I know so many parents who have held their children back in kindergarten and they ALL  have told me it was the best decision they ever made!!! We know it is, 100% the right decision for us but it still does not make it any easier for me to tell him.  Have any of you "redshirted," as they now call it, your child?  It seems so much more common now than it was when I was coming along.  



4 comments:

tenth avenue south said...

Hi there! Don't hesitate for a moment about giving him the gift on another year in kindergarten. I'm a kindergarten teacher and it is very, very common to repeat kindergarten (especially for little boys). We've NEVER had a parent come back to us and say they wish they hadn't done it... but many do come and say they wish they had. He may be bummed for a moment, but it is all about how you present it ... if you're super excited, he will be too. This is an incredible gift you're giving him. Best wishes for a fabulous year next year!

Abigail Slaton said...

Tell him what a helper he is going to be for his teacher next year. Repeaters love having special little jobs and being able to show everyone the ropes! The first week of school may be hard but it will be worth it!

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My Interior Life said...

My little guy went to 5-year-old Pre-K before starting kindergarten (which is essentially the same thing as repeating kindergarten). Lots of parents of boys (especially) do it around Nashville. He's 8 now and about to start 2nd grade. Wouldn't change it for the world. He is so self-assured!

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