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.