Well . . . we’ve gotten one more of the events on our calendar checked off. It was actually one of the bigger events we’ve had to attend. GN graduated from her middle school last night. I somehow managed not to cry. I kept telling myself “It’s just eighth grade,” but that’s not the part that would have made me cry, anyway. It’s just that she looked so much like her mother last night.
I’m posting some photos today because I’ll need them when the shock of her going to high school sets in.
Waiting for her turn in the processional. Time to unveil the results of the shoe rehearsal the girls had . . .
GN receiving her diploma . . .
Two grandmothers watching GN receive her diploma . . .
Recessional . . .
The graduation dress with tasteful graduation frivolous ornamentation . . .
Family party at nearby establishment . . . First Little Guy (from previous post) attended with his grandmother and dad. He stayed very close to GN during the party. Second Little Guy and his mom were resting comfortably at home after having been discharged from the hospital earlier in the day.
The party was fun. I considered it a spectator sport and took my seat so I could chat with family, but watch the graduates. First, the boys gathered around the jukebox to pick a song. They chose Santa Claus is Coming to Town. It made everyone laugh, no one had to dance to it, and most of the kids sang along.
Then the girls gathered around the jukebox to pick their song. I think GN was in charge of one round of music, because she came bouncing up to me to ask for some music money. Note that the four-inch heels were replaced with flip-flops and the curls that took me nearly two hours to put had already danced themselves into a more ‘relaxed’ look . . .
After the graduation, after the reception, after the family party, on the walk back to our car, GN exclaimed, “Gram! I got some serious cash tonight!!!”
Some things don’t change, do they? Best wishes, Goodnight.