He will be going to 3rd grade instead of 2nd, (there is still no gifted program but they are working towards one more-so we're hoping the acceleration will help). It's a big decision, I hope its the right one. I think it is, everyone involved in the decision making thought it was the best thing for him now (prinicpals, superintendent, etc). It's hard- it feels like you a losing a year of their childhood knowing you this decision will send them off to college a year sooner? I guess I am writing this so he can look back and read and know we tried hard to do the right thing for him to weigh things out carefully. It is tough to make these kind of decisions for your child knowing this timeline decision will ultimately impact their life. I look back on my own experience skipping (it was in HS) my life would be drastically different if I hadn't done that one thing. (I wouldn't have had shelah as my freshman roommate, I wouldn't have met my husband my freshman year - although we didn't get married until 6 yrs later, I don't know if I would have majored in the same things, had the same jobs, lived where I lived- my whole life would be different) it's such a ripple effect. For me it was the right decision and I have never regretted it- I hope it will be the same for you!
I love you son- I know you'll do great! But I will miss you getting to spend more of the day with you! And years from now if things don't go just the way you wanted well hey you can look back and blame your mom for messing it all up!
1. having a plan
2. feeling peace
3. good boys