Yesterday G and I attended what might be, in equal measure, the cutest and daftest event ever. This was James’s graduation ceremony from nursery… with mortar boards and scrolls and everything.
Apparently this sort of thing is all the rage at nurseries these days and the boybot had been ridiculously excited about it, counting the sleeps in the week running up to it. Hence on the day G and I had near-meltdown levels of excitement to contend with.
As might be expected, the event consisted of a sea of grinning parents holding up iPhones and SLR cameras. The kids did a song and dance show and the nursery had prepared some really sweet things, such as a photo slideshow of them throughout their years at nursery and a video compilation of them answering questions about their parents in an amusing fashion.
My favourite part was when each child stood up in turn and showed a drawing they’d done to illustrate what they want to be when they grow up. I think at least five of the boys must have been in cahoots – apparently they all wanted to be builders “because I like building things“.
True to form, our micro Chris Packham stood up and announced “When I grow up I want to be a Safari Keeper because I love sloths!”
Rather alarmingly, every single girl, bar one, announced that she wanted to be “a mummy” when she grows up. Hmmm. I have no idea whether this is nature or nurture in action. The other girl – a particularly bright and confident child whose mother radiates an air of educated feminism – announced that she wants to be “a fairy princess“. Lord alive… what can you do?
Still – it was a fun day and the kids all looked like they were having a ball. I am really very sad that James is going to be saying goodbye soon to all of these friends that he’s known for years, not to mention the teachers that genuinely love them. I was keen to capture some pics for James to remember them all by.
Plus this cute little iPhone video…
Later on we took Captain Meltdown to a birthday BBQ with friends and captured this piece of silliness on video too…