For reasons I won't go into, our seniors graduate this coming Monday. The only reason they were on campus at all today was to do their senior check-out--and at about 11:00 they went to a local park and had a catered lunch. The next, and last, time they'll all be together will be together will be at graduation.
Several asked me if I was going to be at graduation Monday and seemed genuinely disappointed when I told them I probably wouldn't. If one kid had acted that way I'd treat it as a one-off, but enough asked that I'm actually reconsidering not going.
And I really would like to hear one of this year's speakers.