My Baby Graduated

Micah's kindergarten graduation was today. He still has a week of school left, but he graduated nonetheless. I don't know why, so don't ask.

After all the hassle and headache we went through to get him to participate, we were justified in our battle. He done good. He came out, he stood quietly in his spot, and he held his hands over his mouth in a much horrified way as if thinking, "holy crap. These people weren't here when we were practicing. Who the heck are they and where did they come from?!" But he stood his ground and jumped right into the first song.

And that's when we realized that all the ruckus was probably less about him sitting and more about him singing. We haven't confirmed this with anyone and I'm not sure that anyone would 'fess up to anything, but it was evident that he sang with gusto.

The problem being, of course, that Micah can't talk. If you can't talk you certainly can't sing. His singing sounds like this.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

It's very loud, trust me. And when he's singing his best because he was told to, it's even louder. They dug their own grave with that one, and I loved every minute of it. We were standing in the clear back of the auditorium and I heard Micah loud and clear above three entire classes of kindergartners. He was a rock star.

Do you see me smiling?

When his name was called, he marched up on stage and shook the Principal's hand. He knew that he was to sit down after that and my picture isn't the best because immediately upon touching Mrs. M's hand he spun around to go find his seat. He's a man on a mission.

Have I ever told you that when Micah walks with determination, he looks like Inspector Clouseau (from the Pink Panther) crossing the street in New York City? He does. It's amusing. Saying that he marched up on the stage with determination was an understatement. Everyone in the room knew that he had somewhere to go, and he was going there.

After that he decided that he was done. He handed his hat to his aide, twittered in his seat until the next song started, and then exited stage left. How ironic since he wasn't to be in the ceremony at all until the hand shaking event, and then stay for just the last two songs. Micah will make his own rules, and I applaud him this time around for walking off.

Wow. My baby graduated kindergarten. Life comes at you fast, you know?



Yes. Yes, I do have my boy dressed in stripes and plaids for graduation. He's rocking them, and I did it on purpose.

20 comments:

Trannyhead said...

Hawt way to wear those stripes and plaid!

I bet that singing was awesome.

Gina said...

That is so cute!

Michelle said...

Go, Micah! I love that he made his own rules and sang with gusto. And the outfit? Yeah... today we went to school in black Umbros and a navy and red striped polo shirt. What can ya do?

Viv said...

Congrats to the Graduate! I'm glad he was a rock star today.

BeautifulWreck said...

Congrats to the little rock star!

Karen Deborah said...

The more you say about Micah the more i think the child can't hear, bet he can read lips like a pro and that's part of it.
wow I would have loved every minute of this. you tell Micah that we are cheering for him!!!

Melissa said...

Awesome!!

justmylife said...

That is awesome! And what is wrong with plaid and stripes? It looks better than what I have on right now. heh!! Go little Rock Star!!!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

You GO Micah!! Congrats.

He might set a new trend. Don't knock the plaid and stripes, it's how my husband dressed when I met him and look how lucky he was in attracting all the ladies!

so sweet, I'd love to hear his voice over the rest of the kids.

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

Congratulations Micah! YAY!

He looks so proud shaking the principals hand.

No picture of the proud mommy?

caramama said...

Yeah for Micah! Way to rock the singing and the awesome outfit!

Congrats to Micah and his Mama (and family).

SunflowerMom said...

Woo hoo! (that's me hooting and hollaring from the back row)Micah rocks.

utmomof 5 said...

I could here him singing all the way in Utah!! He was incredible :) I think the outfit is spectacular, in fact I am wearing the same thing today. Congrats to the graduate!!

Lovin Mama said...

Congrats Micah! Job well done!

Cecily R said...

I love that kid. And he totally rocks the plaid and stripes!

Congrats to ALL of you!

pghrugbyangel said...

Micah is AWESOME! Who cares if he sang AAAAAAAAA for the song. It's potentially better than my singing (choir director once stopped a group audition to ask who was so awful, no kidding)

But more to the point, I'm super happy that Micah participated - and hey, sometimes, when you're done, you're done. It's ok to exit stage left!

Allison Says said...

Aw! Congrats to Micah! He is rocking the stripes and plaid. And I love that he was singing with all of his heart :)

JennyH said...

congrats! What a proud momma you must be.

The Sports Mama said...

For most of my entire remembered life, music and the performance of it have both been something I have embraced and been good at. For one reason only...

Music is something that should NEVER be done simply to do it well. Music is something that should ONLY be done when it is necessary to the soul and shared from the heart.

I'm POSITIVE that Micah sounded absolutely beautiful and perfect.

Michelle said...

Congrats Micah! and I love that he did his own thing :)