Preparing for High School Graduation
Your child has reached his/her final year of high school. It is amazing how time passes. You are getting everything ready for that walk down the aisle into adulthood. So, let’s talk about some of the things we must consider when preparing your child for the last day of school.
The Graduation Invitation
Family members, friends, neighbors, school teachers, ministers, children from their past all must be considered when counting the total number of invitations needed. Make sure you get a few extra. There is always going to be someone who was left off the list. Better to have too many than too few.
Who Gets a Graduation Announcement?
Send the graduation announcement to those individuals who will be happy your child has reached this milestone in his life. Do not send the invitation to people your child may have met in passing. Make sure grandparents, cousins and your family minister receive an invitation.
Cap and Gown
The day you realize your child is graduating from school emotions run the gamut. Pride, joy, love, sadness, loneliness, they all seem to careen through your body all at once. The amazing thing is you have waited for this day their entire life. Yet, when it is finally approaching, it is hard to remain composed. Make sure you child has been fitted for their cap and gown as early as possible. Go on for an additional sizing about a week or two before graduation day.
Senior Parties or Trip
There is always a senior trip or party to attend. Sometimes there are several parties. Your child will possibly want to attend all of them. Be lenient when allowing your child to attend. Remember, this may be the very last time he/she will see some of their friends.
Graduation is a time of joy and sadness. Your child has reached a milestone in their life. Some of the individuals he or she has known their entire life will leave and never be seen again. Some will pass, some will move. Make this time as joyful as possible. The memories will last their entire lifetime.