Things are getting ridiculous.
Facebook is filling up with pictures of graduations. College graduation is certainly an accomplishment and high school graduation is a Thing. Yes, this applies...
...but it still is sort of a big deal. It's not hard to do for most people, but it's a milestone to be acknowledged and celebrated.
Preschool graduation? Kindergarten graduation? 6th grade graduation? Before we know it, there will be a graduation for every grade level. Graduations are starting to be like a participation trophy kids get in sports.
While I'm being cranky and cynical, public school is a charade. My children haven't done anything all week. Yesterday Mark had four classes and watched four movies. Today? They're signing yearbooks. Tomorrow is the "last" day of school. It's a little over an hour long and the teachers are subtly encouraging the kids not to show up.
But, 180 days are happening. We're getting our money's worth.
(Maybe I would be more pleasant if I had gone to sleep earlier last night instead of staying up to finish my book. It was a good book. Come back tomorrow and I'll be more cheerful.)