Wednesday, June 5, 2013


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.


mommustwrite said...

We don't have Kindergarden or 8th grade graduations here, just the high school one, which was so nice. I can't imagine how hard it must have been for Kordell's parents to attend the ceremony and think about all the dreams they had for their child that won't have a chance to come true. I LOVE your plans for the last day of school Sing-along! Everybody needs to loosen up and have a little fun in their life.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

I'm with you on the 8th grade graduation--I feel it takes a bit away from HS, and exactly for the reason you said--they have to move on, they're doing their 'job'. Another thing that gets me annoyed is the $ people are putting into these dresses, and getting their hair done, ect. I've heard some people say it's like getting ready for prom! But, yeah, whatever. I'll be dealing with that for my daughter in 3 years. :('d the sing-a-long go, Lunch Lady?