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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Uniquey View Post
    I'm the same, I try to get quality in the hope it lasts longer. Mind you, I'm becoming quite the drink bottle and lunch box hoarder eeep!
    My kids plastic drawer is becoming hard to close! I buy so many! Yet half the time I can't find the matching kids and bottles / containers.

    I'm already feeling emotional about DD starting. Her almost 5 years of life has gone so slowly yet so quickly, how is she starting school already!!!

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    It goes so fast doesn't it @A-Squared. I remember when mine were babies I would will them to grow up/be independent when I was up to my eyeballs in all things baby. Everyone used to tell me to savour that time as it goes so fast, and they were right, it truly does.

    And yes, we too have a plastics cupboard where the contents fall out everytime it's opened!

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    I'm so upset today :-(
    Yesterday my SIL's mum said "how old is your son!" And I replied "Turning 5 in a couple of weeks" and she replied with a screwed up face "He's too young to be starting school"

    Wtf

    You think I made this decision lightly?
    I lost sleep making this decision!
    You don't even know my son!

    He's my second child,so has been fully exposed to the school and school life. His kinder said he was ready and I've put so much though in it.

    :-(
    Damn it!

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    My DD won't be turning 5 until the middle of this year, but that's how the cut-off worked for her being eligible for prep.

    ((Hugs)) @2BlueBirds, I know it's hard when people say throwaway comments, but just remember that you know your child better than SIL or anyone else, and that is all that matters. I have no doubt (like every single Mum in this thread) you've thought long and hard about your child starting school. x

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    I wouldn't pay those sorts of comments any mind. My DD doesn't turn 5 until April and she is more than ready to start.

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    Ignore them. Some things work for some children, some things don't work for others. You, like every parent, is just making the best decision you can with the information you have.

    My son turned 5 this month but he has autism so it was a very likely that anywhere else he would have been held back the extra year. However, we are in a small remote school, so everyone agreed that starting this year was very doable for him.
    And by everyone I mean, myself and my husband, as well as my MIL (whose opinion I respect a lot), his OT, Speech, Psych and Paed, his preschool teacher and the principal of the school. Everyone. It was unanimous. But I can imagine I will still get plenty of nasty comments purely because people just like to be heard.

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    Default First time school starters 2017 chat thread!

    I agree with the others @2BlueBirds just brush it off! As you said, you've lost sleep over this decision, it really isn't something us parents take lightly and it's your decision to make, not them! I had a lady in the shop comment that DD4 was far too young to be starting school (I was buying lunch boxes with them). Umm lady you have no clue how old my daughter is and even if you did, you can shut your hole!

    Super excited for DD4 to start in a week and a half. Usually I get all emotional over these things but she's so ready for this and hanging to go to school. I was actually organised with uniforms this year and then realised I don't have her a hat argh. Lucky she doesn't start back until 3 days after the older 3 start.
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    Hi just ignore those comments. U know ur child more than anyone else. All kids are different. My DD isant 5 until march and she starts tomorrow. I know she is ready.

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    Phew...I feel justified now with shelling out lot's of $$$ on the kids school shoes and going for quality.


 

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