Thursday, June 02, 2011


I was just reading an article that was complaining about all the ceremonies and parties we have for kids.  Preschool graduations, 6th grade graduations, first day of school, last day of school, first loose tooth, first bloody nose and first hangnail.

I mean I get the point.  Maybe we do go a little overboard.  Who needs all these ceremonies and special nights?  Isn’t it just a little ridiculous?


Is marching in to Pomp and Circumstance at the age of six a little much?


Or does singing cute songs for a crowd of enamored parents and grandparents seem like a waste of time?


Doesn’t it seem like a nuisance to have your kindergartener come into your bed at 5:15 a.m. just because she is so excited about her graduation?  Or a little frivolous for a six year old to wonder how she will get down the stairs in her high heels?


Don’t the principal and superintendent have better things to do that to sit through a kindergarten program?

Maybe the author of the article doesn’t have kids or has a heart of stone.  But I feel I need to say after reading the whole article that I wholeheartedly, absolutely, couldn’t …….

disagree more.

Who needs all these rights of passage?  I do, that’s who.  These kids learned to read, tell time, do sign language and tons of other stuff.  How can that not merit a little pomp and circumstance?

There is nothing cuter or more delightful than a kindergarten graduation.  And a sixth grade graduation.  And a preschool graduation.  And maybe even a little cake for a first hang nail.


1 comment:

Wayne Pederson said...

Annie is so cute...and so grown up.