Saturday, June 16, 2007

Graduation Day

I don't have anything heart warming like Dad, but here's my report from Child No. 3's graduation at Sussex Hamilton High School today.

The theme of the graduation speeches was Dr. Suess. Sounds silly, but it worked. I made it through the ceremony with minimal discomfort. My mind wasn't numbed, just my rear-end.

In the top of the first, one of the speakers whiffed on a home run opportunity. A young lady named Samantha did not introduce herself with "I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them ..."

The foreign exchange student's speech was wonderful. I thought Finns had no sense of humor.

During the presentation of diplomas, I saw the Vice Principal my son calls "The Enforcer" (you know the one) pointing a Waukesha County Sheriff's Deputy into the area of the seated graduates. I was holding my breath, wondering what dumb thing a student was caught doing. Instead, the deputy stepped behind a young lady in a wheelchair and wheeled her to the stage so she could walk across for her diploma. Maybe it was her dad, I don't know.

Personally, I had an emotional day. The last time I was in the high school gymnasium was for my daughter's graduation three years ago. At the time I was in the middle of chemotherapy and felt absolutely awful. I was tired, nauseous, extremely hot, and barely made it through the ceremony. I was so happy to around for my final child's high school graduation. I could not imagine missing it.

1 comment:

Dad29 said...

It's a big day for the kids AND for the parents. And the children are very, very happy that their parents show up.

Perhaps more than the parents are in their child's success...