I didn’t know that they have a graduation for pre-school but apparently it depends on the schools here. Since Evan won’t have a graduation for kindergarten next year, it was good that he was able to experience it then.It was surprisingly a little emotional for me. Not the he’s-getting-bigger emotional but more like the I-am-going-to-miss-the-people-in-his-school emotional. Probably because I was very involved with his activities and have gotten to know his teachers, classmates and some parents, they have become more than just nodding acquaintances to me.I soon found out that I wasn’t alone in my emotions, after the slideshow presentation of photos which ended with a message “we will miss you all”, I saw one mom whose eyes and nose were suspiciously red. I remembered that her daughter would be going to a different school next year too, just like her older son did. Even Evan’s teacher’s eyes started welling up when Evan said good-bye to her. Evan was her first batch of student and he was under her for two years. I had to avert my eyes or else I would be bawling if I didn’t.
My son, on the other hand, was pretty nonchalant about it. As I was reviewing the video clips I’ve taken in their song presentation (they did 4), I was amused to have caught his daydreaming only to be “woken up” when his classmates started singing. I had to laugh when I read the caption on his graduation hat, “Missile Mouse” is a new character of a graphic novel he recently discovered from the library.
We celebrated the special day by having the most delicious halo-halo at a nearby filipino ice cream parlor and a trip to the park with his best/girlfriend Charlene. It was a very special day for all of us.