The daycare sent home a note the other day announcing they were having a graduation ceremony for all the children that were promoting to pre-Kindergarten school next year.
What nonsense! Having a graduation ceremony for toddlers? Why, it’s just ridiculous!
Besides, in my profession in higher education we don’t take graduation ceremonies lightly. They are serious business.
But to have children that haven’t even been to school yet don the cap and gown is practically an insult to my profession!
For these toddlers to participate in a so-called graduation ceremony is practically a desecration of all I hold sacred about academia.
So here I am sitting in the daycare cafeteria waiting for the toddlers to march out to Pomp and Circumstance.
Then they are supposed to cross a platform and receive a graduation certificate.
Shhhh, here they come now.
Look, they have on these little red graduation caps and gowns. They’re so cute!
And wait, here comes Kaleb. “That’s my child!”
“Stop them and let me get a picture of this!”
“Wait, I need another picture!”
“GET OUT OF MY WAY AND LET ME GET SOME PICTURES!”
“THAT’S MY CHILD AND HE’S SO CUTE!”
Are these tears welling up in my eyes? Nanna would have loved to see this.
Why it seems like just yesterday that he started to daycare…. Now he’s graduating.
They grow up so fast!