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An Easy Decision

After a host of trying decisions involving homeschooling/public school, old house/new house, to pen a diagnosis on a child/to leave things vague, to try medication/to stick with homeopathy, one decision we had to make lately has been delightfully easy!

This is Sue.


She is four.

She goes to preschool now two days a week and loves it.

She colors inside the lines, writes her name neatly and packs her own backpack.


Every day as I greet her teacher, I hear the same words: “Great day!  Perfect behavior as always.”  And I smile to myself every day and say a prayer of thanksgiving because I know what it feels like to be the mother who is motioned to the side almost every day for a one-on-one conference about the days’ infractions and trials.


Sue is a “young four” which means she would be one of the youngest in her class if she attended kindergarten next year.

As I said, it was an easy decision.  She’ll go to Pre-K again next year.  That give me one more year of jammie days, Barbie jamborees, teddy bear tea parties and playdates.


An easy decision…

Posted on 19 February '10 by , under Faith is the Evidence, Humor/Disconnected Miscellany.

7 Comments to “An Easy Decision”

#1 Posted by Carla (20.02.10 at 00:32 )

Oh GOSH how I know how wonderful that “easy” normal kid is. I hate to feel like that, but it’s nice to have a child that it’s easy to make decisions for, to know that things will be taken fairly easily in stride no matter what…

and really, Sue is beautiful! I can’t believe she’s 4 though. I remember when I first started reading your blog and she looked like a baby/toddler. When did she grow up?!
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#2 Posted by Stimey (20.02.10 at 16:26 )

Well, thank goodness for at least one easy decision, right? She’s adorable, by the way.
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#3 Posted by Danette (22.02.10 at 09:41 )

Aww, love the pictures! How great that she’s loving pre-k so much :). You know, my guys are young for their grade too and we opted to send them to kindergarten, and we had good reasons at the time but a few weeks ago (yes I am slow, they are in 3rd grade now) it dawned on me that had we waited a year they would be living at home a year longer instead of graduating high school at 17 :(. I soo wish we had waited a year now… although there’s a chance they may still be living at home for a while after graduation, guess we’ll have to see how it goes.
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#4 Posted by Patty (22.02.10 at 16:44 )

She’s so dang cute! I know what you mean about it being nice to finally have an easy decision. I feel the same with my daughter. It’s nice to have speech come easy for her and to not worry whether she needs services, etc.
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#5 Posted by Tarasview (24.02.10 at 23:51 )

ya… I am so with ya on this- I am very hopeful that my daughter will love school when she starts in the fall. And there is nothing better than hearing GOOD reports from my younger son’s teacher … as opposed to being the mom regularly pulled aside by my older son’s teacher. It’s always good to hear the positive!
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#6 Posted by kim (25.02.10 at 13:35 )

wonderful decision and you will cherish those moments with just the 2 of you 🙂
I miss them already although I thought for sure I would do anything to have both my kids in school
little did I know ……
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#7 Posted by mrsbear (27.02.10 at 21:51 )

An extra year with the youngest, definitely a no-brainer. She’s adorable. Makes me almost miss the “pink” years being that my Barbie princess is 15 now and in a much darker phase of fashion choices. Sigh.
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