The Boy was insistent on wearing a tie this morning. He's lucky that my dad taught me how to tie a necktie when my brother Greg was a bagger at a Foodland store many years ago.
It looked quite
Those characters scream "Look at me! I'm awesome despite my possible arrest by the Fashion Police!"
One student in his school wears a tie every day - even with t-shirts.
It's all about accessorizing.
The Boy is nervous about today, and so am I. Public humiliation is not one of my favorite things...and you just never know what will come of this child's mouth when he has an attentive audience.
I think he's worried that he will cry - his best (and only) friend is graduating today. He's a kind fellow, and is a good influence. Heck, I may cry too.
His respite from academia will be short - the Summer session starts June 25. Until then we have Shannon's visit, and a he goes away to camp for a week. But he'll demonstrate loads more maturity, as he is now a Junior in high school.
The finish line is in sight...just have to keep on moving on.