There was much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.
And he DID have a point.
"Mom.........this is a complete waste of time. I've gone every other year. I can just pick up my letter and certificate in the Activities Office."
"No. We are going."
"Mom, this is the dumbest thing ever! It's a punishment to have to dress up and go back to school at night. If they really wanted to reward us for academic excellence, they would let us STAY HOME and make all the kids who didn't get good grades go back to the school."
He DOES have a point.
You go to all your classes
You do all the homework, study for tests and get good grades.
And then you have to stop
We did compromise.
He didn't dress up.
And he brought home 6 cookies.
Just two more semesters of awesome grades and he can go to ANOTHER awards ceremony!
Receiving his certificate
Paying attention so parents can take pictures
Parker and Brittany (who he has been in class with since kindergarten) serving cookies and punch
Parker flashing the 2012 sign. I'm going to break those fingers before the end of the year!