I acted like it wasn't a big deal when I brought the letter home about it. But it really was important to me that mom and dad and even Nephi came and saw me with my class. I know all the songs and the actions! I couldn't wait to show my family.
When we were getting ready to go, I told mom I wanted to wear my new shoes. Well, I grunted and pointed at my new shoes and then threw a tantrum until she understood I wanted to wear them to my graduation. She said, "no." What?! But they are my new shoes! I look really cool with them on! Come on mom!
I pitched a fit.
"No, Sammy," she said. "You ruined your new shoes on the playground. They are not appropriate for your graduation."
Maybe she had a point.
My second big disappointment on my special day, was that I heard dad tell mom he couldn't go, because he had to go take an important test. What!? He was ditching my big day! How much do you want to bet he is going to MAKE me go to his graduation! I thought about taking this "up" with him, but from my angle, he can look a little scary sometimes...
Mom took Nephi to the neighbors. Bummer, just me and mom now. Wait. Just me and mom! Cool! A special outing! Armed with cookies and camera, Mom and I drove over to my school. I went with the kids and mom left to find a seat with the other parents. I waited patiently to make my entrance with all my friends and show my mom what I could do.
The teachers marched us out in front of all the families. I scanned around quickly to find my mom and it didn't take long to spot her in the crowd. She was the blond on the front row waving frantically and calling my name. When I turned my head to see her... FLASH! Yeah, that's my mom, I thought seeing stars.
I kept checking to make sure she didn't go anywhere. I really wanted her to see me. I was so excited!
First we sang the spider song. It was silly. But I knew all the moves with my paper spider prop. Some of the other kids were messing up big time. But I kept the pace, and never missed a beat. Mom was proud. She was flashing lots of pictures.... more than the other moms. She must love me the most! (There I am below with my spider)
Then came my moment. Where every one's eyes were on me! I walked out proudly as they called my name. (that's my teacher)
I received the "Speed 'Deamond' Award!" When they announced it, my mom laughed really loud. She is so silly. My teacher told everyone that I was the fastest runner -- you got that right! Mom laughed even louder. That's because she knows how fast I am. I can run away from her any day of the week and she can't catch me... except she always seems to trap me in one way or another by tricking me... but that's a story for another time.
Mom and Dad were laughing at this picture. I don't know why, it's not like I am picking my nose or anything. It has to do with the placement of my award, I think...? Whatever. Parents are soooooo crazy.
Today is the first day of my summer vacation! Four whole weeks of nothing but basking in the sand of our playground in my new shoes. Then comes summer school... but that's not for a long time. July.
Until next time, this is Sam the Semi-Graduate signing off!
I, Cat, just wanted to thank everyone who participated in the Featured Blog yesterday! If you haven't checked out Henry the Frog yet, do!
On another note, I would like to do another "Ask Cat" next week, and would really love some ideas. So email me, not comment, if you can think of a fun pretend or real question "pour moi!"
Have a great Thursday!