The only downside to graduation is that I will miss the graduation ceremony for my 6 year old who will be starting first grade next year. I will be able to make it for the first 30 minutes but then I will have to bolt to the door in order to make it to my own ceremony. It will be a big day for the both of us! I told her that I wouldn't be able to stay for her entire ceremony and she told me that she knows that I am proud of her. I consider that to be quite an achievement as well.