By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Preschool graduation already!


As I watched my five-year-old son John walk down the isle with a smirk on his face, my heart fluttered.

Yes. There he was in his red graduation cap and gown enjoying all the attention he was receiving from the audience. I quickly learned my son, likes and knows how to captivate and audience, yet I couldn’t help but wonder how did we get to this point in our lives so quickly.

What happened to time? How can this be happening already? Is he really my youngest?

I haven’t even gotten rid of the baby stuff yet, which is still in boxes in the basement; and yet there’s my youngest completing his first right of passage.

I was one proud mommy as my son loudly sang “Washing Machine” “Little Bunny Foo Foo” and “Jesus Loves me.” He also recited the Lord’s Prayer and sang a couple of other songs before receiving his certificate of completion for preschool.

During the “Washing Machine” song, he was really dancing and hoping around; and I was glad that for this particular song the teacher had them all take one step down on the risers.

After the program, I had friends of mine comment about how he “stole the show” with his dancing and singing.

I took way to many photos, but I just wanted to make sure I truly captured him in all of the moments of the ceremony, which if you were there you would know were quite a few. He really is quite the little performer.

I was filled with joy and overflowing with pride, but at the same time it was hard not to be sad.

Where did the time go?

It seems like just yesterday I was holding him in my arms and rocking him to sleep.

The realization dawns on me. This is the last summer I’ll have with my boys before they are both in school. I am filled with mixed emotions about them growing up. I’m excited for what’s in store for them, but upset that they will be in school all day and I won’t get to see them.

My husband has been reassuring me that I will see them plenty, but I’m not so sure.

That’s why I’m going to enjoy this summer before they make friends and don’t want to hang out with me anymore. For now, I am still cool and their number one source of information.

They seem to think I know everything and I am going to savor it because before I know it all that will change too.


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