Their elementary school had a little graduation celebration for them yesterday; apparently they were the only kids wearing shorts and T-shirts!
Happily, they seemed as unphased as their mother would be. We all agreed there is no need for a suit and tie for moving from Grade 5 to Grade 6, especially after one year only at the school. Just another contrived social norm to distract people from real issues in the world!!
That being said, it sounds like they had a really nice day, and enjoyed a little the pomp and circumstance generated around this transition. Parent volunteers had obviously worked hard to put together a fun day recognizing and celebrating the students' end of one phase of their educational journey and imminent beginning of the next.
Here's hoping those smiles will still be on Simon (left) and Alex's faces at the end of Grade 8, after three years of middle school, lol!