Oldest child is eligible for Junior Kindergarten next year. And she will love it, that we know (I still have reservations about 4 year-olds being ready for half time schooling--or 5 year-olds for full time-- just not sure it is developmentally appropriate but that is another rant).
This mornign the Catholic School was having an observation day so mom and daughter went over. THe one big reason we may use this school is that it is literally just down the block and therefore easier to walk to. NOw here's the kicker. ALthough I walked there in under 5 minutes our children would be eligible to be bussed to that school unitl they are 7. Even better, when we suggest that we think it important that the kids walk to school people ask "why would you make them walk? THe bus will come right by and pick them up"
In related news...childhood obesity rates in North America are soaring. Nah, that couldn't be related could it???