Waking up from Graduation.....

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  1. singaporemom

    singaporemom Member

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    Anybody else just coming out of the graduation coma? Friday was sons graduation party at our house with 75 teenagers, Saturday was graduation followed by Grad Night (yes I worked it from 11pm-5am), Sunday yet another Grad party and Monday I stayed in my PJs until 4pm...then realized that we had been eating Subway sandwiches and cupcakes since Friday.

    Time to start concentrating on I-Day! Man, I'm tired!!!
     
  2. NewNavyMom

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    We are just heading into the frenzy. Graduation isn't until the 15th. We have awards ceremony this Friday, the 4th and then the parties begin! We're having a "Send-Off" party on the 25th. I have a constant nervousness in my stomach, excitement, anticipation and sadness to see him setting out.
     
  3. osdad

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    We're just heading into the final two weeks.

    One good idea at our school: While we can help prepare the space and certainly help during the planning/fund raising, senior parents are not allowed to be chaperones. Besides, what kid wants mom and dad hanging out the final time they get to see all of their friends in one place. Also, grad night is the evening of graduation so its watch and weep as they walk, then dinner out with family, then drop them off. We show up again at 6:00AM to haul them home. Any parties are after that night so they tend to be smaller as everyone is wiped from all of the activities.
     
  4. MIHOSER

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    osdad,

    "Also, grad night is the evening of graduation so its watch and weep as they walk, then dinner out with family, then drop them off. We show up again at 6:00AM to haul them home."

    Our graduation night schedule here in SE Michigan is almost exactly the same!
     
  5. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    We must be unique in that we have nothing like grad night here in WI. People do individual graduation parties, but they're mostly family and a few close friends. Nothing official like that. Even prom is just juniors. There is a senior ball, but that's less formal (think along the lines of homecoming) and was a month ago. My son graduates next weekend and will go to his GF's graduation party, but since we don't have family in the area, he's not having one. So I guess the whole thing isn't as big of a deal here!
     
  6. mmb5

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    Son had prom/grad night Sunday night -- Kids and parents came to school for a red carpet "papparazzi line", then seniors were put on a bus for dinner and parties at surprise locations -nice hotel dinner, followed by live band/poker/fortune teller at a club, then bowling alley/arcade until 5:30am. Just all the seniors, no dates, no parent chaperones (teachers and administrators suffered through it!). Parents stayed behind and had a celebration dinner at school,picked kids up at 6am next morning. No alcohol, no limousines, no angst about who asks who, and a really terrific sendoff.
     
  7. falconchic88

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    I think our graduation fog has finally cleared--son graduated last Saturday, then we had a graduation party for him at our house Sunday afternoon/evening, with about 100 or so in attendance. Like Singaporemom, we've been eating leftover subway sandwhiches and graduation cake for a week. We might actually grill real food for dinner tonite! They don't have a "Project Graduation" or class graduation party here either. Instead, son has party hopped for the last 2 weeks, as everyone has their own parties.
     
  8. NV_USMA_Mom

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    We are just starting the busy week! Three days of finals, graduation practice, graduation on Friday, grad night, then a week full of graduation parties! We live in a smaller community and several of the kids have been together since Kindergarten. We all staggered their graduation parties so that everyone could attend everyones! Then we have a camping week, a long weekend in San Francisco to see our Red Sox play the Giants! We drive home, try to sleep, and send him east on a plane on the 27th!

    I anyone else counting days? :redface:
     
  9. USNA1982BGO

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    Just imagine the life of the kids here in New England that don't graduate until the 24th or 25th of June :eek:
    That's a whirlwind couple of days.
     
  10. GoNavyMom

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    Last year, my daughter graduated on 6/22, her graduation party was on 6/27 and off to I-Day on July 1 (leaving town June 30). I was very grateful that there was not alot of time between graduation and I-Day. I was concerned that she wasn't going to have enough time to unwind between graduation and Plebe Summer but she managed.

    GoNavyMom
     

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