The Graduate

Last Thursday, May 27th – Lex “graduated” from Kindergarten.

I am one of those parents that thought a graduation from Kindergarten was kind of a silly idea, but whatever. I kept thinking of these lines from The Incredibles:

Helen: I can’t believe you don’t want to go to your own son’s graduation.
Bob: It’s not a graduation. He is moving from the 4th grade to the 5th grade.
Helen: It’s a ceremony!
Bob: It’s psychotic! They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but if someone is genuinely exceptional…

Really, what reason is there to have a graduation for kids going from Kindergarten to 1st grade? There really isn’t one, but that being said – it was a nice little program that lasted all of maybe 10 minutes.

They had the kids come marching in down the aisle, then they stood up on the “stage” and sang the parents a song. Then they got their diplomas. After each kid got his diploma they shared a slideshow with the parents. And as soon as the video started, I was in tears. The song that played was “Let Them Be Little” and the video showed all the kids in the class as a baby and then a picture of them now, can you blame me?

And it was odd that I got so emotional during the slideshow thinking of how big Lex has gotten when a few moments before I was thinking that he still looked so little in this cap & gown get up. Oh well, at least I can blame post pregnancy hormones for my emotions.

Here’s our cute little graduate:

… The Processional …

… Getting Ready To Sing …

… Getting His Diploma …

… Lex & His Diploma …

… With His Teacher, Mrs. Spaulding …

… Mrs. Spaulding had a baby in February of this year, and this lady – Miss Joy – took over the class for a few months …

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