Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"It is not a graduation...

...He's moving from the 4th grade to the 5th grade" From Mr Incredible in the movie, The Incredibles.

Major pet peeve of mine: fake graduations. Kindergarten graduations, preschool graduations, sixth grade graduations. I think they are all incredibly stupid and pointless. But worse than that, I think they give kids a false sense of accomplishment. What can you do with your kindergarten "diploma"? Or your sixth grade one? I think it's wrong to make something that is actually significant (like a graduation) so commonplace that it's no longer seen as value. When I graduated from high school, it seemed like an excess amount of pomp & circumstance, but it did mark the actual completion of a series. My two college graduations, especially for my MS, really meant a lot because I'd worked so stinkin' hard for them. That said, I still think graduations are among one of the most boring events on the planet, but I can suffer through them for the whole "rite of passage" thing. I wanted to skip out on my college ones, but in retrospect I'm really glad I didn't.



That said, I still think it's pretty cute to dress up little kids in graduation garb when their parents graduate from college. Noodle was on campus enough to have earned some sort of honorary degree, anyways!

3 comments:

Lucy, Marc and Katie said...

I totally agree! Cute family picture, too!

Debra said...

Me too! What a waste of time. And do we really need another means to give our children a false sense of accomplishment?

andrea said...

You're so pretty!