Friday, June 13, 2008
Hot Cross Buns
Tonight was my oldest son's graduation from High school. I feel like I have really accomplished something just by keeping him alive this long. This is the son who has always liked to defy death. In case you missed the post where I wrote about him, you can click here. It was nice to see him graduate, but I have to say that it wasn't the most comfortable experience.
It was very hot today....not as hot as when my daughter graduated, but still not comfortable. The ceremony was held outside in the stadium, so we all wore wide brimmed hats. My daughter was embarassed that I wore a hat from Vietnam...like the ones people wear when planting rice. It may not have been the most stylish, but it sure did keep the sun off. The worst part for us was that when we sat on the cement seats of the stadium, our rear ends began to burn. The cement had been soaking up the heat from the sun. At one point the man in front of me was squirming (we all were squirming) and I said, "This is what they call hot cross buns". We tried sitting on our programs, but the heat came right through. Seriously, I think I could have grilled a cheese sandwich on that cement seat, and in fact, my rear end feels a little grilled tonight. But even after all of the discomforts, I think what I will remember is the look on my son's face in this picture...pure happiness that he is done with high school!