Today was Goalielocks’ moving on ceremony marking the end of a fantastic three years at Logger’s Run Middle School. Since day one he has flourished in Middle School enjoying the academic offerings and his many friends. It was apparent tonight how much he enjoyed his school and how well he got along with his classmates. Of course, for me, it was bittersweet as it marks the end of one stage and the beginning of another stage. It seems like just yesterday he was graduated from preschool and now he’s off to high school.
The ceremony itself was at his future high school in West Boca. We found out yesterday that he has been offered a spot in the medical academy at West Boca with all of his friends. He was absolutely ecstatic to learn that he’ll be continuing his school journey with the vast majority of his school friends. We waited until tonight at dinner to give him the good news.
We waited patiently in the hot, sauna of a gym for ceremony to start. They started “Pomp and Circumstance” as the graduates filed into the gym. Maybe it was the contacts or both our bad vision, but we didn’t see Goalielocks walk into the gym at all. Once they had sat down, we didn’t seem him either. Naturally, we started to panic a bit. After a few minutes of concern, my hubby decided to go down and see if we could find him.
He headed down towards the entrance and start chatting with the principal and the police officers working the event, who assured him he was there. The hubby headed up the other bleachers to try and find him to no avail. Finally, the principal let him walk down the side and he found him. Now we could relax and enjoy the show.
As I watched the video with Goalielocks tonight, he quickly pointed out that we actually got him on video. How we missed him in the first place is beyond me. Like I said it could be the contacts or the blonde hair. Nonetheless, it was a fabulous night to celebrate the accomplishments of middle school while looking forward to the challenges and opportunities of high school.