Five years old and full of sass!
Since Marlie turned 5 right around the same time school started, we were hesitant to send her to kindergarten at a "big school". We've had such a hard time trying to decide if we should let her be the youngest in her class or the oldest. In the spring her teachers told us that she was definitely ready for kindergarten, but I worry more about how she will be 5 or 10 years from now - and going to college at 17!
Thankfully, we were able to buy ourselves a little more time. One of the great church preschools here offers an Early 5s class just for children with birthdays like Marlie. It is still a half day program which I love. I personally just don't feel like a young 5 year old needs the stress of a full day of big school quite yet. She will probably end up going to public kindergarten for the second half of this school year, but for now we are thankful for her Early 5s class!