This is a pretty silly event. I mean, seriously. Caps and gowns and EVERYTHING. (And some really reeeeeallly...green punch. Like spring grass-green. I was a little afraid. Also, it sucked.)
But in spite of its faint air of ridiculousness, it was still pretty stinkin' cute. They had a slideshow with baby pictures and "now" pictures, pictures of events that have happened throughout the school year, and then they processed in. To "Pomp an Circumstance", no less. The whole school (both "graduates" and "future graduates") sang about eight songs with the teacher leading. I would like to point out that my son was the only one (that I could tell) who sang appreciably on key. That's my boy! Then each of the graduates had a little piece that they had memorized that they spoke. The usual assortment of nursery rhymes, although (as I did last year) I had to raise an eyebrow at this one: "Needles and pins, needles and pins, when a man marries, his trouble begins." That was it. That kid's whole big moment was a misogynistic piece of crap. But who am I to point fingers? My kid did "Little Miss Muffet". Oooh, big scary spider! Yadda, yadda, yadda...
(Those of you who know me best [which is pretty much all of you, because as I'm sure I pointed out before, only like five people read my blog] know that this criticism is COMPLETELY sarcastic. For real. I have no problem with the nursery rhymes presented. Were they a bit anachronistic? Of course. Were they cute nevertheless? Without a doubt!)
The whole thing went off pretty much without a hitch. Oh, except my camera battery dying halfway through (hmmm... I seem to remember another AmityMama blogging about this recently...). But I got some pretty cute shots anyway:
Hurry! We're late! As usual!
Sisters both keeping up.
"Pomp and Circumstance"
He kept looking at me to make sure I was watching. Like those demon eyes?
I did it!