Two Teens And Their Mama: Sobbing Through Preschool Graduation

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sobbing Through Preschool Graduation

Today I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner Blog for a graduation themed Show Us Your Life. I thought I would share a sweet story about my younger son's graduation from preschool eleven years ago.

T and Miss Joan

T loves school - always has and still does.  What he doesn't love is the last day of school.  He is very social, has lots of friends, and doesn't like to say goodbye.

When preschool graduation day rolled around, T decided that he would NOT be attending. He was going to miss his friends and his teachers, and I guess he thought it wouldn't happen if he wasn't there.   We finally convinced him to get dressed and put on his cute mortar board hat.

It's hard to tell from these pictures, but T cried through the whole ceremony.  He started out quietly, but as each classmate's name was read and they went up to get their diploma, T sobbed louder and louder.  The other parents kept shooting me sympathetic glances and I felt so badly for him.


By the time it was his turn to go to the front of the room, T was a wreck.  He shook Miss Joan's hand and ran back to his seat.  Once the ceremony was over he recovered quickly and enjoyed the playground with all of his friends.


Although there was no sobbing, T wasn't any happier at 5th grade or 8th grade graduation, and the last day of school is still a bummer for him.  Hmm...maybe I better start preparing him now for his last days of high school :).

Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

16 comments:

  1. That's an awesome story! Happy Mother's Day!

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  2. Hi Lana, thanks so much for taking the time to email me with your answers, you are so sweet! It was nice to hear a little more about you. Your son is too adorable and love that he is social and sensitive! I love the photos! Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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    1. He's still pretty adorable and sensitive at 16! Thanks Julie!

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  3. oh my he was such a little cutie!
    happy mother's day to one amazing momma!

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  4. This story is a reminder of how our lives are a series of endings - but fortunately these are followed by new beginnings!
    I remember feeling sad that my little ones were already ready for kindergarten - and every milestone after that! The good news - for them and us - is that each stage presents its own joy! Thanks for sharing this story!

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    1. Yes, I'm constantly reminding myself of this as they get older.

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  5. Hey! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!!! So as a soon to be mom I have to ask, do you have any advice/tips for me??? :)
    haha! xo, Iris

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy every moment with your baby - you'll do great!

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  6. That is too precious! I sat in the car and cried all day when I dropped my baby off at kindergarten for the first time. School must make may people emotional! Susan

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    1. I had a panic attack when my oldest went to kindergarten - my poor husband had to come home from work!

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  7. Awww I loved reading this Lana. You have changed up so much. I too have a special Mother's Day post on the blog, today.

    Happy Mother's Day Weekend to you!! Hope it is super special.

    <3 Ada.

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