Yesterday my older son was scheduled for kindergarten screening. We piled in the car and headed to the elementary school, siblings in tow.
After brief introductions and an explanation of the process, the soon-to-be kindergarteners were whisked away to the testing room. Parents were left to finish paperwork, read information on the school policies, sign consent forms, and wait. And wait, and wait.
Many of the other parents had siblings with them also, some younger and some older. Force-of-habit head count came up with ten kids altogether.
Some of those kids were more of a handful than others.