Our oldest Graduated Thursday! Without much advance notice (more on that later) we gathered together to watch Tiggy cross the stage, move his tassel, throw his cap in the air and pose for tons of photos.
It is hard to believe this man, who seemed so small when Papa and I were first married has graduated high school. It seems like so long ago and at the same time just yesterday that he was learning to ride his bike in the parking lot of our old apartment building. Where did the time go the last 10 years? He is so much taller, so much stronger, so much bigger.
In the last 10 years he has learned to cook his own lunch and wash his own clothes. He took Driver’s Education. He mows the grass. He works for other people and works so hard they beg him to come in on days off. (Of course, in true teen-age fashion, he declines.) This young man who used to watch Sponge Bob now prefers Sports Center. He used to love Snoopy tee-shirts but now sports mostly Cardinals or Cowboys.
Yes, he has certainly grown. Luckily he still likes eating out, big Cokes, Burger King, hot dogs and cheese, baseball, wrestling, shooting baskets, and his Dad.
I have watched him become a big brother 3 times over. I practically burst with pride as he enveloped his brothers and sister in a big ole black robed hug!
After the ceremony we went for ice cream. We stopped at a nearby park where Memmy and Bubby and Tiggy each took a turn to pee on the tree. I am worried this may become a graduation tradition…
We also celebrated with ice cream. I am hoping this does become a graduation tradition! Tiggy enjoyed his Big Coke with proud smiles all around that couldn’t be any bigger! Congratulations, Tiggy!