Last night was Angel #4's 8th grade graduation. I don't quite understand the need for graduations other than high school. I mean, think about it, you're having a big to-do for something that you're required by law to go to. Your options are go to 8th grade or go to juvie, not much of a choice there, in my opinion. Where I went to school, we didn't have things like kindergarten or 8th grade graduation, we just showed up for school the next year in a different classroom. But, whatever. The graduation ceremony was nice, the kids were all dressed up for the occasion, though there was a bit of drama when Angel #4 and another girl had the same style dress, but they were in different colors, so the world didn't implode or anything like that, so we dodged that bullet. Things got a bit teary when they had a memorial for Kordell, a boy from her class that was killed in a hunting accident last summer. His parents attended the graduation, which was incredibly strong of them, I don't know if I could have done it and pray I never have to make a decision like that.
Tomorrow I'm exercising my unlimited lunch lady powers and am implementing Sing-Along Thursday. One of my jobs is to enter each kids ID number into a computer so they get charged for lunch. They tell me their number and I enter it in, but not tomorrow. The last day of school rules are going to be that they have to sing their number to me. When they asked me why, I told them I was the boss of lunch and so they just had to, end of story. I'm so glad I don't let my lunch lady powers go to my head.