Yesterday morning about 10 minutes before heading out to the bus stop, Michael started an interesting dialogue.
Michael - "Mom, today is going to be our field day, we are going to be outside ALL day!"
Mom - "Cool, make sure you drink water."
Michael - "Our t-shirts are really cool, they say twenty fourteen on them and they are the school's colors."
Mom - "That's neat, what's with the 14?"
Michael - "Because that's when I graduate."
Mom - thinking to herself, what?!?!?! but says "Oh, so do you get these shirts for participating in field day?"
Michael - "No, they are $8, but you get a free lunch if you buy a t-shirt."
Mom - still reeling from the fact that her son put a date on his transition to adulthood and not handling it well in her brain says, "So you're asking me for $8?"
Michael - "Yes, I would like a t-shirt, please."
I hand him the money and send him out the door. For anyone who knows me, knows that I am in denial over the fact that my children will grow up someday and leave me and start life on their own. Every major milestone is hard for me to accept. I had a hard time sending Michael off to 6th grade and now someone has decided to throw in my face an actual year of his graduation! How dare they do this to me!!! *Sigh* I'm just not ready for him to grow up.
It is a pretty cool shirt. He was psyched over the fact that he got a "free" lunch with his purchase.
Kevin didn't help matters any when I relayed the conversation to him..instead he went on to inform me that it meant that Neil graduates in 2016 and Daniel in 2019 (I should hold him back and make him graduate in 2020, wouldn't that be cool??) oh and he would retire one year after Michael graduates...I swear he's trying to kill me!!!