In the Words of Mr. Incredible…

by This is Carrie on June 15, 2008


…I am not a big fan of “celebrating mediocrity”. So I was a little worried about Princesses Kindergarten Graduation. It turned out to be a perfectly simple little program with cute songs, handmade caps (no gowns, thank goodness), and rolled up “diplomas” that most of the little boys had ruined by the end of the “ceremony” in serious swordfights.

To my not-so-little-anymore-Princess:
I am sorry you were the only kid in kindergarten that didn’t have a “character backpack”. I am sorry other kids thought your lunchbox and the food inside of it was weird. And I am sorry we didn’t show up at graduation with a large stuffed bear and a bouquet balloons like many of the other parents.

All right, you got me, I’m not that sorry. But I will be sorry when you end up and therapy and I get stuck with the bill.

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Kathi D June 15, 2008 at 6:21 am

I once had to go to a preschool “graduation” with a male married friend to take video of the child at the mother’s request, because she had to work, and of course such a momentous occasion had to be documented.

The only fun part was that the other parents were buzzing about the dad showing up with the wrong woman and assuming the worst.

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Adam June 15, 2008 at 8:53 pm

I can’t believe your Princess is that big…. seriously, time flies.

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Beth June 15, 2008 at 9:00 pm

that was me by the way, not adam

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Jessie Jo June 15, 2008 at 10:55 pm

I’m jealous of the lunchbox, I think it’s awesome, not weird at all.

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dandelionmama June 16, 2008 at 12:14 am

I thought I was the only mama whose child had a plain, non-character backpack and funny lunches. Hooray!

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Elise June 16, 2008 at 3:32 pm

I agree with you. Graduations of any phase of school, except for the very end, seem silly. Congrats to her anyways!

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La La Land June 16, 2008 at 4:36 pm

I was the weird kid with home-made clothes, a lunch box with healthy food, and a plain back pack! By high school everyone was jealous… just keep it up!

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