I barely met the cutoff. I always turned the next age the summer after everyone else.
I don't think I was ever in a single college class that had ONLY Freshman or Sophomores, etc. My freshman year I met my first college boyfriend in my State and Society in the Modern Middle East class. He was a senior. My roommate my freshman year (barely 18) was a sophomore (20). (We are still very good friends, despite this seemingly insurmountable gulf in our ages.)
You know, I escaped my entire college experience never once going to a bar with friends?
And you know what happens when you're the youngest?? If your friends go to bars for their 21st, you don't get to go to ANY of them, because YOU are underage. And if your parents hadn't redshirted you, you'd be whining about that.
And this ignores that the cutoff is different everywhere. If you were within 2 months of it, chances are, somewhere else, you would not have made it. In college you see all different ages because of this.
The idea of having to work FOREVER because of an extra year is so, utterly hilarious. And I'm trying to think...we were the first to buy a house of our college friends. We were 23/25. One of the last will be buying this year. They are 33/34. Our best friends since college may never be able to get into a house. And all the couples came from the same college and consist of an engineer husband and a SAHM. There is no life timeline. I think this troll is 14 at the oldest.
In all seriousness, DD is a July birthday and in our homeschool, she isn't redshirted. But I'm toying now with the idea of just taking an extra year to complete her education. Give her an extra year to mature and find her bearings and have a little more room for interest-led stuff in high school. She'll still be right on target with her peers going into college.
Edited by Sk8ermaiden, 06 May 2017 - 08:36 PM.