Tonight was a red letter day. Our youngest daughter graduated from kindergarten and our oldest passed to 10th grade. Their school had an open house tonight, complete with the standard programming: kids graduating, demonstrations from music students, a few karate students kickin' and punchin' each other in demonstrations for all the parents who have been wondering what their kids have been doing at that school, anyway.
Now we know, and Glory and I are very proud.
Our younger ones even were attentive at tonight's festivities. They sat on our laps and stared in admiration at their sisters as they were recognized for their achievements.
But they really got into those karate kids. Our three-year-old was making the motions as he watched the students perform. I don't think he really took it all that seriously, though.
"Do you like that?" I asked him.
"Yeah," he said, while watching, transfixed. "They're silly."
Even our young graduate commented similarly:
"What are those silly things they're wearing, Daddy?" she asked me.
But, our three-year-old wasn't going to let his sister get away with her own form of comic relief. As he started at her mortar board, I asked him what he thought of her "hat."
After a long pause, he replied: "She looks like Peter Pan."
With that, she flew up in the air and did battle with the karate students and vanquished them all, as her little brothers watched in awe.
They can't wait until they get to go to school, too.