The children I met when I came to Raleigh (like Mary) who were children back then, are now graduating and going off to college. And suddenly I'm realizing that all you people who said when Nathan was born, "you'll blink and he'll be in kindergarten" and were right about it will probably also be right about the fact that I'll blink again and he'll be in college. See? Panic.
So in an attempt to avoid (or embrace) all the Feelings this week, we have been making the most of the last days of the school year. Like I said, savor.
Nathan had his end-of-year kindergarten cookout today. It was quite the event, with a slip & slide (three guesses how Nathan felt about that) (it involved a running start and then crawling from one end to the other on all fours, while noting that it was too wet and slippery ummm yeah buddy that's kind of the point) and a sno-cone food truck and tons of games and music.
|Ryan and Nathan -- friends since the month they were born|
|sno cone truck!|
|with Finn and Chloe, two of his favorite friends|
(they have a triplet, Auden, who jumped out of the pic.
he loves Auden too.)
Oh! And one last end-of-year thing. Mostly for the grandparents, probably, but here is a video of Nathan's final choir festival (festibal) for the year. I'm so glad he yawned right when I zoomed in on him.
(If you can't see the embedded video, click here to watch on YouTube.)
So, yeah. Kindergarten is ending.
The class of 2025 doesn't seem very far.
All the Feelings.