The last couple of weeks of high school here are filled with event after event sponsored by the various departments and extracurriculars. We parents basically gather for performances, or over catered food and awards, to recognize how awesome our kids are, which is always fun (even if we already know it!).
One of the highlights every year is the Pops Concert, put on by the chamber choir. After a year of choir-ish songs, the director lets his most advanced students bust out their favorite pop numbers and audition for an evening concert complete with a live band made up of uber-talented peers.
Tonight is the drama banquet, which has an uncanny way of falling on my birthday every single year, no matter what day of the week it is. (Happy birthday to me, by the way!) This is by far going to be the most emotional of the bunch. Not only is it our final banquet of Kendra’s high school career, but this is a department Kendra has been part of for all four years, where she has made her closest friends. And in case that isn’t enough to send me dashing for a box of Kleenex, the seniors record their favorite memories and goodbyes to the school on video for all to blubber through.
Waterproof mascara, don’t fail me!