Sunday, February 01, 2009

Chucky The Hamster



DH's boss got her kids a hamster. The hamster gave babies the day after. The boss-lady brought the babies to work. DH got Chucky (formerly known as Gluestick) home :)

Working out in his exercise ball

Sitting in his food tray and eating

Drinking water from the bottle


Chucky is pretty down to earth guy. He eats, sleeps and poops. Quality pet time.

In crafy news, I finished this scarf some time back -


Thistle Stop WIP 1/24/2009


We are surveying schools for Mehul. He is not eligible for public school this year because his birthday is 4 days after the cutoff date so our choices are to do Kindergarten in Private school or KG in current Daycare, or let him do Pre-K again in daycare. We want to do private KG. His daycare has a Kindergarten program too and we might just stay with this daycare. The problem with this daycare is that it is not State Accredited for KG and he will have to give a test to get admission in 1st grade in public school next year. The schools we are looking into are Accredited but none have impressed us as much as our current daycare. Mehul is already reading KG level. I see the books for KG and know he can do half of it already (and he still has at least 6 months to go). What to do?? It is all so confusing. The cost varies from school to school and that is currently not a very big factor in the decision making but it might if there is a huge difference. Some parents have advised us against doing KG at all this year but we think Mehul is ready. He is already learning so much at school and is doing so well socially too, we don't see a reason to hold him back. Of course, if come next year he is not ready for 1st grade, we can repeat the year.

I'm going to go stitch or knit something. Next week's lunches are already prepared and in the freezer. There is a little laundry to fold but I'll pass on that opportunity ;) Happy Sunday!

4 comments:

Claire said...

Chucky is adorable.
And I really like Thistle Stop. Who's the designer?

Christine said...

Awww, cute new pet!!!

Jo said...

Chucky is adoreable - my sister used to have hamsters when we were kids, they make me laugh so much when they go for a run in their ball!

Good luck on the KG front - those cut-off dates are so annoying!

Debi said...

Kindergarten isn't even a requirement for 1st grade where I live (southern California), which is sad because the 1st grade teachers occasionally have to deal with children who haven't even learned their alphabet/sounds or numbers yet, when decoding words and adding numbers is taught by the 2nd month of school.

There are pros and cons for starting early or delaying a year, and only you know what's best for your child. When my daughter started Kindergarten she was one of the youngest and the tiniest kid in her class, but she was already reading and if I had held her back a year she would have been extremely bored with school. On the other hand, I've heard that sports-oriented families tend to hold back their sons one year so they get an athletic advantage by the time they reach high school. People have their reasons for everything.