Ok lately I have been getting lotsa 'queries' from people around me on WHEN ARE WE GONNA ENROLL THE LITTLE GUY IN SCHOOL/KINDY?
Most of the time, my short answer would be "Nanti la, for now home school dulu". Truth is, when he was about to turn 3, I kept asking the big guy to enroll him into school already so that I could have some ME time in the morning! That was plain selfish I know, and I guess it was only fair for the big guy to decide 4 would be a better age to go to school. Now that he's nearing 4, something inside me that 4 is indeed the best age for him to go to school because as it is now, the little guy has too much pent-up energy when he stays at home with me. So whenever we go out or even when we visit the grandparents house, he would be extra hyper and will always act uncontrollable that he'd always make us mad! Maka mestilah kena marah, cubit, spank etc. Hehehe!
I guess all he needs is to socialize with kids his age. And he has so much yearning for knowledge but I'm too lazy to entertain him. Plus I don't really have the knowledge in TEACHING, so macam susah sikit nak ajar.
But the big guy now decides to postpone another year. Dah cakap nak send to school at the age of 5 pulakkkkk. Sigh...
Frankly, I don't know whether to push it or not. Because as according to my own experience, I was sent to kindy at the age of 5. I hate going to school then, so every morning I gave my mother a hard time when she had to get me ready for school. Until one day, my dad couldn't stand it anymore and gave me the lesson of my life by beating me up with his belt! Oh Goddd! That was the first and the last time he'd ever beat me throughout my entire life - and for such tiny little reason I might add - but I could still remember it vividly until now. And that day, I quit kindy. I refused to go anymore. Just like that. They only enrolled me into another one at the age of 6, and I enjoyed my time there for the whole year!
So now, I'm really not sure if the little guy is ready to go. Because he seems like he is in real need of mingling with friends his age, yet I don't know that for sure.
What about your kids? At what age do you send them to school and for what purpose?