We're home, yeah!
Yesterday afternoon, I had an interesting conversation with my friend from the Chinese takeout at Soriana. As you know from my previous post, she is expecting her first child this fall. So naturally, the topics of conversation have been about children and then it moved onto children in China. She told me that her nephew goes to boarding school and returns home Friday afternoon to spend the weekend with the family.
"Oh, is that very popular, to send children to boarding school instead of public school?"
"Yes, its very common."
"How old is your nephew?"
"About the same age as your first son, 6 1/2."
"What?!? That's really young."
"No, they start going to boarding school at 3 1/2. Its to teach them to be more independent and self reliant."
There is no way I could ever send either of my boys to boarding school at that young age. I don't think I could do it.