Thursday, June 9, 2011

Watch Out, World!

Here comes the future!

Even though I think pre-k graduations are silly, I cried a little. To be fully honest, I cry at ALL school assemblies. It's embarrassing and weird. I just get so proud and overwhelmed with emotion that I cannot contain myself. I have a major love/hate relationship with school events. This one was so sweet though! 

Big Kid has been beside himself about it since the graduation gown first came home. Months ago I mentioned the possibility of having little kid wait one more year to start kindergarten so he wouldn't be the youngest and Big Kid was adamant that this was what should be done. He has argued time and time again that he should get one more year to be little and that he loves him being in pre-k because it seems so small and sweet there. 

As we adjusted the mortarboard in the parking lot, Big Kid's eyes filled with tears and he grabbed my hand.
"Please, mom. Please. Just one more year of pre-k. I just want him to stay little. Please!" 

"Big Kid, he's ready. His teachers say he's ready, he says he's ready--we had the same doubts about sending you and you were ready. It's time to be excited for him about the next step of his life. He will do great in kindergarten." 

He faked a smile for pictures but wept during the slideshow they showed before the ceremony and said it made him too sad. It was bittersweet for me too.

But I think we're all going to be all right. 


Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so sweet. Big Kid is such an old soul. I have a feeling that Little Kid is going to be a total heartbreaker. Watch out!

Sam said...

Your kids are amazing. Big Kid's sensitivity and concern for Little Kid is so sweet.

And Little Kid looks like such a little man in his cap and gown!

I'm with Big Kid - I want them to stay little!

Cindy said...

It is impossible for ANY of this post to be more ADORABLE. Oh my. xo

Jennifer said...

Big Kid is such a sweet soul. I hope he is able to keep that with him forever.

And WTG little kid! You look super awesome in your robe!

shelly said...

This is the sweetest thing you've ever posted, thanks for sharing! Big Kid is such an Old Soul!

Julie H said...

How cute of Big Kid to get as teared up as you did! I get emotional at all the kids stuff now. I just keep thinking about all the memories being made and how things are the firsts and lasts in their lives.

Renee said...

What a sweetheart - he totally gets it. Always has. Hope he always will!

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