I’m really good at complaining.
I was born in December in Maryland. In Maryland, if you turn 5 before the second semester of kindergarten, you can start. My mom had the decision of holding me back until I was 5 or starting when I was 4. So, being the smart mother that she is, she chose the latter.
Though it’s great that I’m a year ahead of everyone else my age, it’s had some setbacks. Here are a list of things I couldn’t do when my other friends could:
Get my permit
Get my license
Get a car (don’t have one of those yet, actually)
See R rated movies
And when I turn 21: drink
It’s funny, I always complain about being younger, but there are so many benefits! Mostly impressing future employers, I suppose. But overall, I’m happy my mom started me early.