Both of our boys have summer birthday's and we chose to have them be the oldest in their class rather than the youngest. I polled no less than 38 mama's of older boys and THEY ALL said the exact same thing...give your boy the extra year. We've never regretted that decision. I often get asked why it matters if we homeschool. It matters because we like to keep our children in line with tradition schools if for some reason they should have to be enrolled. We have learned from our experience with Brian's illness that you do not know what the future holds.
Our kids get excited for back to school time. Yes, we homeschool, but we are a part of a community that meets once a week. If you ask our kids Tuesday's are our "real school" days.They miss our Classical Conversations community during the summer and wish we met year round. We do school year round at home. Because of life the last four years we really can't take a traditional summer break. This past year we did our school week along with Brian's chemo schedule. Three weeks of school and then one week off during the chemo week. It works for us, but I must say I get burn out and want to take a traditional summer break. So even though we school during the summer, it is very relaxed. Here you can see Brian working on some math during the summer.
|Woody from Toy Story|