Dear Kid,

‘Tis the Season.

To graduate that is.

Fa la la la la la.

The tassel’s worth the hassle! ~Author Unknown DearKidLoveMom.comGraduations mark a transition, a time of going from one adventure to the next. From one kind of learning to the next. From High School to lounging on the couch before summer actually begins.

IRL (in real life) there aren’t graduations. We move on from one job to the next and never get to wear a cap and gown. The mortar board is a distinctly education-based recognition system.

Sometimes there are celebrations marking the switch from one thing to the next. Happy New Job! Happy New Home! So sorry to hear your division closed and you’re out of a job—let me know how I can help.

Happy Retirement! Congrats on the new addition to your home. Welcome to the family!

Sometimes there are littler things to celebrate. Another year around the sun. A new car. A new pair of shoes. Another new pair of shoes. And one more pair of new shoes because they were on sale.

The big graduations are important times for celebrating. The little times are important for celebrating too because that’s real life.

Happy Friday!

Love, Mom