Today was moving up day at the elementary school. The sixth graders were officially declared seventh graders. Now it's on to Junior High!
The Mannions were in the audience, including old Mom and old Pop Mannion who drove down this morning to see their grandson graduate out of childhood into adolescence.
This is a bigger achievement than you imagine. It is a scarier step than it ought to be. This is a braver boy than you would think just looking at him.
It was a great day. To celebrate, his grandparents took him out to lunch at his favorite restuarant, which is not a McDonald's, a Burger King, a Pizza Hut, or a Taco Bell. It's a real grown up place. Then he took some of the money he's been saving up and bought for himself some new Yu Gi Oh! cards, a big pack, a Structure Deck called Tales from the Deep. He had some ice cream, too. A great day for a kid who's earned it.
Mom and Dad and Jack!