It’s kind of silly to even have a kindergarten graduation. My other two didn’t have one. We really don’t have to make a big fuss over every single thing kids do. Then again, I don’t have such strong feelings over this to stage a protest and have my child not participate. Plus, ohmygosh, the kids are so adorable in their caps and gowns.
I’ll show up 45 minutes early so I can get a good seat. Wow, there’s not many seats left that aren’t at the far back. They must have gotten here about an hour and a half before start time. Oh wait, there’s one empty seat in the front row, in between a family and four seats that say “reserved” on them. I’ll squeeze in there.
Reserved seats really piss people off. I’m not sure why those seats are reserved but the number of people who come up to the front row and see those reserved signed and then mutter something I’m glad the kindergarteners can’t hear… wow. Oh, here comes that family now. Ah, very good reason for reserved seats. I hope everyone else realizes that.
Apparently flowers and balloons are the thing to bring for kindergarten graduation. I didn’t bring anything. To be fair, my son would think flowers were weird. He would like balloons, though.
The kids are adorable! Here they come on stage.
Put those balloons down! It would be really annoying not to be able to see because someone’s huge balloon bouquet was in the way.
Uh, that was not your cue to all rush in front of the stage and snap a million pics. I wonder if there’s even anyone left behind me now, there are so many people shoving to try to get a spot.
Your skirt should be longer than your underwear. I’m not all fancy dressed up here but butt cheeks hanging out probably isn’t really all that appropriate for a kindergarten graduation.
Oh, good, they all moved. Thanks, music teacher, for making them do that.
Someone’s always going to have a bad spot. Maybe it’s behind the chorus, maybe it’s behind some other kid, maybe it’s just the angle from where you’re sitting to where your child is standing. But they can’t put every kid in the front row, so calm down, person screaming behind me.
The kids singing. Precious. But I’m not going to cry. They’re making me smile and laugh.
Oh, the slide show! They all grew so much this year. They’re playing “Let Them Be Little.” Damn, I thought I’d get out of here without crying.
One by one they come across the stage. It’s pretty funny how most of them have to be lifted onto the stage.
Wow, you’re videoing the whole thing? All these kids? Are you really ever going to watch this again? Maybe you’re videoing for other families who aren’t here… I’ll shut up now.
Clap for every kid, damnit. I get that you’re not going to yell and cheer for kids other than your own, but you could at least clap. There are some kids who only have one person here for them, not 15. And some don’t have any since this was scheduled for 9:30 am. So clap! Yes, I’m shooting you a dirty look for not clapping.
Stop complaining that this ceremony is long. It is long. They’re calling every kindergartener individually. Just like they couldn’t have every special snowflake in the front row, they weren’t doing a ceremony for just one kid. Your complaining is going to be on the videos of those parents filming every moment. Shush up and clap.
Oh, there’s my kiddo. Oh, he’s adorable! And I am so proud of him. He’s had such an amazing year.
A few more kids and then it’s time for the song finale. I could eat these kids, they’re so cute. We’re going to blink and these kids are going to be graduating from high school.
Kindergarten graduation is a fabulous idea.