Wednesday, June 18, 2008

School's Out


Yesterday, Yannick had his kindergarten graduation and today is the last day of school. I’m not a big fan of these new fangled traditions of graduations for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. I’m old school and as much as I believe in celebrating kids’ milestones and acknowledging their achievements, I’m often dismayed by how overboard some of us get when it comes to these occasions. At Yannick’s graduation there was more than one kid decked out in a tuxedo--- Yikes! There were so many of those damn Mylar balloons offering kudos to soon-to-be first-graders that you could hardly see the stage and graduates.

As happy as my kids are that the school year is finally over, I bet they wouldn’t believe Loverman and I are even happier. That’s right, for the next 10 weeks we can enjoy more civilized mornings and no more sleeping with one eye open for 60 mins. between 5am – 6am, promising to get out the bed after a sleepy “just five more minutes.” Hooray!

1 comment:

xica Bahia said...

My son had his kindergarten graduation last week as well. I'm with you. I'm not quite sure about graduations for 6 year olds. We didn't take any balloons with us but we did congratulate him by telling him we were very proud of all his efforts during the year.

Oh and my hubby and I shipped him off to his grandma the very next week so we could get some rest. Yippeee! If I sound too happy it's because I NEED SOME SLEEP! It was hard going to kindergarten again.