Although yesterday was Ainsley's birthday, it was also Graham's graduation from kindergarten. Now, you may remember from year's past my description of kindergarten graduation at SCS. It is over the top. There is live entertainment, a movie, and of course the traditional name calling. It was during the live entertainment portion of the evening that Graham truly made himself known.
You see, the first 30 minutes of the graduation ceremony was a live musical of sorts. Each child had a part and one by one they would step up to the mic and tell the story of their year as a kindergartner. All of the kids did wonderfully and not one of them had trouble with their memorized lines. Whoever wrote the script did a great job as I never felt bored. In fact, it was down right funny and each child brought some great material with them. I can honestly say that, if I had not already, I now have a great grasp of what they did this year, what they learned, and how much fun they had.
The speaking parts where broken up by choreographed dancing and singing parts. It was like watching Glee - the kindergarten version. And this is where Graham came out of his shell. By all appearances it looked as though his singing was right on. It was not what was coming out of his mouth though that captured the attention of the audience. It was his dance moves that kept every one's eyes on him. He totally hammed it up. He invested every ounce of energy into his "moves" and delivered a performance like no other. It was easy to pick Graham out of the crowd. Although all of the other kids were doing the moves, Graham was doing it to the max. He not only had Lynley and I in stitches but the rest of the audience as well. In fact, after the performance, no less than 50 people would congratulate me on Graham's incredible show of dancing prowess.
Who would have known. After all, he is like me - geeky and awkward. Somehow though, he pulled off an enormous coo of coolness.
It was awesome.
I am so proud.
I don't know that I could have done that. However, I don't actually know that he knew he was doing it either.
He was just having a blast.
It was contagious.
As soon as we get the video we will be posting it here and we will let you know.
Until then, you will just have to trust me when I tell you our graduate has some incredible purpose.