Friday, June 01, 2012

My Little Graduate

My little graduate.
Today Sawyer graduated from preschool.
I. did. not. cry.
But will someone tell him he needs to stop growing up?

It was a bittersweet day today. Sawyer graduated from preschool. The same preschool all of my children attended and graduated from. When I pulled out the cap and gown last night, I noticed the inscription inside of the hat read that Taylor graduated on Friday, June 1, 2001, exactly 11 years ago to the day. I felt a little nostalgic and I thought back to his graduation and how young he was.

Six children. Eleven years of paid preschool and one year of "joy school" later. It's hard to believe this chapter of my life is over. No more tuition bills. (Can I get a "woot!" ?) I will only have children in three schools next year, instead of four.

At graduation this morning, I received an honorary diploma. I was not expecting it. When we walked into the auditorium (it was held at a local private college), the director/owner of the preschool greeted us as the "famous family." After handing out all the children's diplomas, the director said she had an honorary diploma to award. She said that a family had six children who graduated from preschool and that it was a new record. And then she called my name. I had to walk up on stage and receive my preschool diploma. I finally graduated from preschool! I almost cried.


Cindy Is Crafty said...

Lera, it is breaking my heart that he is growing, too! Good for you and graduating preschool!

Brenda said...

Wow. It's hard to believe. My little Ruby graduated a few weeks ago from kindergarten. My youngest grandchild.

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Lisa P said...

WOOT! The upside: No more preschool payments. The downside: You are the oldest preschool graduate.... ever. :) Congratulations for surviving! I don't know how YOU didn't cry. I teared up looking at him and reading this! LOL

FinnyKnits said...

How did you get through all of that without crying??

Impressive. Amazing. Impossible.

Good for you and your famous family ;)

Emily said...

Woot6!!! You did good gurl!

braddie granes said...

Congratulations Lera. I can understand how it feels to achieve the degree.