Friday, March 18, 2011
Well, we got the call we never thought we would...Yinghua Academy had a spot open for Ethan. Such a tough choice. So many benefits to knowing a second language fluently and Chinese at that?? Sounds incredible. But the IB program at Earle Brown is also a benefit and hopefully one the boys will continue after Earle Brown to assist with college. In the end our worries about how Ethan would do with all of his questions in an environment where he wouldn't know how to articulate them concerned us. That coupled with the thoughts of where we would move if we are ever able to sell the townhouse...probably not to the Yinghua neighborhood, but instead to one that more likely had an IB school nearby...that won us over. Plus I can honestly say that the Earle Brown Administration, faculty, building were all head and shoulders above the other schools we have visited. I'm excited to get in there and get Kindergarten started. It's a scary thought, but it's also exciting that we'll start a new chapter of having school-age kids. While we've had some tough choices already...what daycare to choose, when to move them to a big boy bed, when to start potty training, when to take off the training wheels...this was another tough choice and there will be many many more to come.