Ferris - wow! You must run a really tight ship, your DH travels so much! I believe you've mentioned that your mom is around and helps? I hope that is the case! My DS1 was the youngest in the 2's class when he started his montessori (they happened to have a 2's class then), but it was fine, the other kids really helped him along (not to mention the teachers). DS2 will 2.5 (but still younger for the class) when he starts - I think it helps that he's familiar with the school, kids and teachers already. I'm not as worried about the transition. Anyway, Happy Anniversary, I hope your DH surprises you with something nice when he gets home. Our 10 year is in a couple of weeks and I've put some pressure on DH to plan something unique, but we'll see - I'm not holding my breath!