Well that day has come and for whatever reason, I haven't really experienced that same feeling. I think I'm more proud than anything else and want to shout it from the rooftops that that's my little boy! I find myself watching him intently to see if he's going to perform, if he's going to smile, and honestly, to make sure he does what he's supposed to do.
Last week he graduated from Playschool - that's not quite Preschool but not daycare either. He's learned letter and number recognition, learned to use scissors, write his name, and most importantly, play well with other kids. He absolutely adored his school and I think the crux of it was that he became part of a foursome of little boys who get along great together and love being together.
On to the ceremony or this post will never end. I was able to get a good seat, thanks to my specific directions that I gave Wes. Just when I thought I might get a little teary eyed, I turn around to see this:
Look at him in all his adorableness! The tie, the rolled up sleeves, and the THUMB. Great combination. It gets him where he needs to go and through a lot of tough situations.
After they all filed in, and he saw where we were sitting, we got this:
I was convinced he would remain in this stance for the duration of the program. Thankfully, I was wrong. As soon as the first note was played, he sprung into action. It was quite comical to see him go from stone cold serious, to this:
The song was "Peanut Butter & Jelly" and this was the part where, "you bite it, you bite it..." This was the perfect song for him for sure.
Funny story, we were eating dinner out on Saturday and this song came up again. He was teaching us how it went, as he very slowly repeated each line. Wes and I just laughed because we could just imagine that is how Ms. Marsha had initially taught it to them. I'm sure everyone else in the restaurant enjoyed the song as well.
From there we moved on to "Deep & Wide," "Miss Mary Mac," and "5 Little Monkeys." I think this is from 5 Little Monkeys.
And then the part where everyone who knows me thought I'd cry. (Remember, your thumb will get you through anything.)
But I surprised everyone, including myself, and not a single tear was shed.
All of the kids were super cute but of course I was a little partial to my handsome fella. There was one little boy wearing a seesucker suit that came in a pretty close second. He also happens to be the son of a local tv celebrity, Marvin Bartlett. I'm sure his family wondered why I was taking a picture but I just had to capture that outfit.
And speaking of outfits, here's yet another reason someone knew what he was doing when he gave me boys.
Is that not the cutest outfit you've ever seen. Broke. I'd be broke.
I'm so proud of my little guy for doing so well this year. I hope he thrives again this much next year!