While I was home in Virginia a few weeks ago, it coincided with my sweet nephew Nate's preschool graduation..... yay! He was a bit more excited about the cake they ate afterwards then the ceremony itself, but I can't say I blame him.
I woke him up that morning, and the first thing he said to me was, "Nervous...I'm nervous, Amy." I laughed and told him everybody got nervous. And then I gave the best pep talk... I said, "You have two choices. You can either be nervous and go hide. OR you can be nervous and do it anyways." Brilliant, I know. Haha.
But I'm so proud of him! It has to be overwhelming when you've only had almost five years to get used to being on earth, to stand up in front of a crowd and do anything...much less sing AND remember arm motions. But he didn't hide, he faced us the whole time and sometimes even remembered the motions in time to match the words... I love preschool graduation... there were two girls who carried every song, everyone else stood either in shocked silence or in forgetful boredom. And some just waved to their parents excited for the opportunity to stand up front, but most look terrified. :o)
It's hard to believe that little Nate is headed off to kindergarten at the end of the summer. It really does only feel like a few months ago that I was singing Twinkle, Twinkle to him and getting shushed on a daily basis when I came banging into the house during naptime.