We graduate our oldest son from high school the beginning of June. I started the notebook for planning this January of 2010 ~ is that normal? Well, for me it is…see the whole process is making me just a tad bit neurotic! Okay, okay, I admit a lot neurotic, but is that really abnormal…for me…no. 🙂
So, today I figured I’d better look into whether I will need a 1/2 sheet cake or a full sheet cake…and well…I still don’t know. :O The number of people a sheet cake serves varies…for instance: a full size sheet cake will serve 48 – 108 people. Now that is a HUGE range. But as I read further this varies depending on layers and size of the serving ~ can I get a collective, supportive UGH on this please? I’ve decided it’s a bakery conspiracy…(I think I watched the movie “Conspiracy Theory” one too many times. lol Everything seems to be a conspiracy to me these days (remember the roof ~ it’s still being devious…and sneaky…it’s now conspiring with the weather). 🙂
Anyhow, now that I have sufficiently digressed into a pile of hapless goo, maybe I should try and focus.
Who knew there was so much to do to graduate your child from your homeschool? Oh, probably the ones who have done it before me huh? 🙂 Well, that is true, and thankfully, the ones I know have been a tremendous source of information. But in case you are looking to graduate your child in the near future from your homeschool I’d like to suggest a few things.
**plan ahead ~ I know it sounds crazy, but that notebook has been incredibly helpful. You know the notebook that I started back in January 2010. As I’ve thought about what we wanted to include, who we wanted to use for Senior pictures, menu’s for the brunch afterwards, and guest lists it was all complied in one location.
**This is by far the most important thing to do: Keep your focus on the Lord. I can honestly say that even though I have been facing a bit of neurosis with this whole thing, it would have been a thousand times worse without the Lord guiding me and directing me. “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” ~ Ps 119:105
**Involve your graduate. My Travis Tree, even through all the grunting has been very involved in planning his graduation. He’s had imput, we’ve had compromises, we’ve had disagreements, but most of all, we’ve had fun! It’s interesting getting your graduates input ~ and invaluable.
**Have a time line for getting things completed. I have had my notebook, however, I did not create a time line for things to be completed by…this is making getting my Travis Tree’s senior pictures in time for graduation interesting. In hindsight, a time line, or set dates for completing things by would be making these finally days a bit smoother.
I hope that this has been helpful. Just some random things I am considering this morning as I prepare to order a cake, plan for food, and just well, bang my head against random objects ~ lol. 🙂
I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed day!