Graduation Day

Well, it was a big day for Harry.  First he and his preschool class graduated.  They streamed into the City Council Chambers clad in blue caps and gowns.  They performed songs demonstrating their knowledge of letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and ASL.  Then, one by one, they recieved their diplomas. As each child walked up, the teachers shared what the child wants to be when he or she grows up.  There were plenty of fire fighters, police officers and princesses.  There was also an accountant, a Jedi, Buzz Lightyear and a “super villain”.  As for Harry, apparently he wants to be Obi Wan Kenobi. 

Of course, Harry has a tendency toward stage fright.  He processed about half way before making two attempts to come to me or to Alissa.  By the end of the entertainment portion, he was performing…sort of, and he needed to be let to the podium to collect his diploma. But he is very proud of his diploma and say that the ceremony was “great.”

I took pictures and video, and then took the camera to work so I could show the pictures to a co-worker whose granddaughter was graduating.  Naturally, I left the camera at work. 

Next of Harry’s agenda was his first Tae Kwon Do lesson.  Of course, this didn’t go as planned.  It was my fault.  His class was at the Edmonds Recreation Center.  I sent him (with my mom) to Lynnwood. 

Yes, folks, I sent my son to the wrong school. 

This may prove to be a good thing.  He missed his class, but he got to watch a more advanced class and meet the instructor.  This should help on Monday.

Then it was all about the celebration. The Viertels gathered at Red Robin.  Harry had a kids shake for dessert, but it was Annie who stole the show.  She wasn’t interested in sharing Alissa’s shake.  Instead she shared Grandma’s sundae.  When that was gone, she came over to me and “asked” my sundae. 

And that’s graduation day.  Now to get over these blasted colds.



About Andrew

I'm a Christian, American, liberal, geeky, thoughtful, Northwest-transplanted Angeleno husband, father, and pundit who writes about anything he can think of.
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