Hi K5 parents,
Our babies are about to graduate out of kinder!!! Can you believe it??? I was just wondering if anyone knows if we can or if you all are interested in having them wear cap & gown for the awards ceremony?? i think [the public school] does it & i dont think [our school] has ever done it, but if we provide it for our child, i wonder if they will let us???? is anyone else interested?
Am I interested? No. Hell no.
I know this mom is excited (many punctuation marks!!!). Pesonally, I would rather sit through a timeshare presentation than endure a kindergarten graduation.
That's just me, though. (Me & my husband, actually) I don't want to be unkind or intolerant. I hope the reply I sent wasn't hurtful. I didn't use CAPS or excessive punctuation or swear words. I responded:
"Sorry to be un-fun guys, but L____ is not going to wear a cap & gown for Kinder. It’s not something I can get behind."
I understand being excited for your little one. They are babies. They are cute. They are precious. I get that. I also understand not everyone agrees with me that graduations are for High School and above.
I have high expectations for my boys. I expect them to finish Kindergarten much in the same way I expect them to brush their teeth before bed. Frankly, I also expect them to finish high school and college. I am not going to throw a party for him just because he was promoted to first grade.
Know when I throw a big party??
When my son becomes an Altar Server. When he makes Eagle Scout. When he finishes Boot Camp. When he finishes the Seminary. When he receives his doctorate. I celebrate my sons' achievements, not their milestones.
It's not to say that on the last day of Kinder that I won't take him to McDonald's. (To get a Happy Meal and a toy! Take that Leroy G. Comrie!) We will have a nice family dinner after First Holy Eucharist and I am not opposed to throwing a birthday party every five years or so. But a graduation ceremony for Kindergarten?