I am dealing with the arbitrary school cut off date and it makes me sad.
Everyone said that with twins I could expect them to come early. So many people, in fact, I believed them. So when I ended up being induced it was now January and we had skipped the school cut off for registration in 2016. I figured it would be okay I mean after all sometimes twins need more since they are smaller etc. Well not mine! At 7.5lbs and 6lbs they were full size babies and hit every milestone on or ahead of time.
Fast forward to now. They are three and potty trained, can count to 20, know their alphabet, are beginning to read and write their names and more. No, I am not bragging I am just saddened that come September they will not be able to start school. They can do way more than my son could when he started and more than our neighbor who will be starting school but due to their birthday they will be left behind.
I get it. There have to be rules and dates but I hate to see them have to wit another year because I am worried I will not be able to challenge them enough at home, especially with the new baby coming. They are sad too and they see their bug brother (SK) going everyday ad doing his homework and they want to be like that too.
I try to tell myself it will be good and they will be ahead of the pack. I know parents with kids born in December who faced the opposite problem in that their kids had to start when they weren’t ready so I suppose that’s worse but frustrating all the same.
So let me hear your views. Anyone else out there with January babies who went through this or December babies who maybe weren’t ready? I’d love to hear your stories too.