…Those were the school Principle’s words as he announced the Cowboy’s K5 graduating class that week.
I think I stopped breathing for a moment or two.
I think K5 graduation was thought up just remind parents that no matter how tough parenting gets, it’s only a brief season and you should enjoy it while it lasts. Here today, college tomorrow. (Or maybe it was thought up because children were leaving preschool and moving into primary school. But that’s so prosaic.)
I have to admit, I have some reservations about giving “pomp and circumstance” to a K5 graduation. These days they start school at 3 and don’t finish until they’re 25. How big is the K5 step, really?
But the class has been practicing their program for weeks. It’s a big deal to them. Which I guess is what matters. Besides maybe this will make their understanding of high school and college graduation all that much deeper and more valuable. Maybe it increases their appreciation for the value of their hard work at school all year.
All I know is that 2026 sounded light years away until last Friday.
And this isn’t even our oldest!
I can’t even fathom what next year will be like–when this one is headed toward graduation…
Be still my heart…I can’t take it!
Life moves ever forward.
By the way, what on earth do you do with all these…mementos? What am I supposed to do with the cap and tassel and diploma? Got any creative ideas?