77 Thoughts On Preschool Graduation

If your child graduated preschool this year maybe some of these thoughts ran through your head too.

  1. What’s preschool graduation?
  2. Why is this a thing?

Thoughts on preschool graduation - The Everyday Mom Life3. Seriously? First kindergarten and now preschool?

4. These kids have more accomplishments before they’re six than I have had thus far in life.

5. The cap and gown are how much?

6. Oh I get to keep it?

7. So it’s one more thing that will sit around my house that I’ll feel guilty about throwing away?

8. Perfect. I always need more useless crap.

9. I’m going to need another storage tub.




10. I wonder if I’ll need one for each year of life for each of the kids?

11. Why can’t I be one of those people that just tosses this stuff without caring?

12. Why is preschool graduation a thing?

13. How can she really graduate since I stopped attempting to do any homework with her back in March?

14. Oh wait. Everyone walks. Everyone gets a trophy.

15. I’m going to have to do this next year with kindergarten too.

16. I wonder if I should get her flowers.

17. Or balloons.

18. Balloons would be good. I need to add them to my shopping list.

19. What do you wear to a preschool graduation?

20. Jeans and a nice top don’t really seem good enough.

21. Maybe a dress.

22. I’ll have to shave my legs.

23. Ugh.


24. I have to remember to bring extra clothes for her, a cute dress.

25. I haven’t bought her a cute dress…

26. Hmmm…oh this one that I forgot I bough last year is perfect!

27. I have to pack clothes for her brother.

28. Why is this such a production?

29. Why did it just take me an hour to pack them and get dressed?

30. Awe! Look at those little tiny robes hanging there!?!

31. She’s going to make the cutest graduate.

32. Why is this church (where they have graduation) always so hot?

33. Half of us here have to be going through menopause.

34. Thank God this is the last time I’ll be in this church.

35. Changing clothes in a bathroom is so disgusting.

36. Ewww! She touched the toilet seat.

37. Why does she ALWAYS touch the toilet seat?!?!




38. Oh my God, I’m dripping sweat and we’ve been here for five minutes.

39. Getting her in this dress is like getting the cat into the bag.

40. Damn! That dad got balloons!

Hey Mom, you'll enjoy these too!

41. Why did I let Kevin talk me out of it? I’m such a bad mom.

42. Look at all those!

43. I guess he has a kindergartner.

44. I should have gotten balloons.

45. This is just preschool graduation!

46. She’s not going to Harvard.

47. Thank God for that because we would need to refinance the house at this point.

48. Maybe some day she’ll go to Harvard.

49. Oh! I was right she is the cutest in that robe!

50. Hi cutest kid! You’re so smart! Look at you graduating!

51. Awe! She waved back at me with a huge smile.

52. She is the best.

53. I’m sure she won’t do that in high school. She’ll probably pretend she doesn’t know me.

54. This is the best idea. I won’t be able to enjoy her at this age forever.

55. She’ll never be this happy to see me later in life.

Thoughts on preschool graduation - The Everyday Mom Life

56. Oh they have a slide show!

57. Oh no! It’s their baby pictures and a picture of them in their graduation gowns to My Wish!

58. I’m totally going to cry.

59. Yep, tearing up already. And now my husband is making fun of me.

60. Oh her picture just came up! She was the sweetest baby!

61. Not really, she cried a ton and I thought I was going to rip my ears off.

62. We made it though and now she’s graduating! We’ve come so far!

63. Why is she so dang cute in that cap and gown?

64. Is it possible to love someone this much?

65. Some days I can’t believe how much I love her.

66. Lots of other days she still makes me crazy.

67. They just called her name! Go get it, baby! Go get that diploma!

68. Hmm…she shook with the wrong hand. We’ll have to work on that life skill.

69. I swear her dad taught her how to shake hands while I was teaching her how to clink glasses and say, “Cheers!” #reallifeskills

70. She is just beaming! What a special thing for her.

71. She is such a doll. Why is she growing up so fast?

72. What? No hat throwing? It’s over?

73. This was the best ever. I’m so proud of her!

74. Way to go my sweet, preschool graduate! I’ll cherish this moment always.

75. This was the best idea ever. Parenting her has been the greatest accomplishment of my life.

76. I’m so glad we get to keep that cute hat and gown.

77. I can’t wait to do this for kindergarten! And middle school…and high school



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  • Robin Rue (@massholemommy) June 05, 2017 04.32 pm

    Ahhh, I remember those days. My boys went to a really laid back preschool, so it wasn’t a huge thing, but they had a little ceremony and it was fun.

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  • KimberlyCruzLopez June 05, 2017 04.35 pm

    I think your points are very valid. However, I think that teaching our children (while they’re still young) to celebrate even the smallest of milestones teaches them that every step they take is very important. Care to discuss a little deeper?

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  • Amanda Love June 05, 2017 05.28 pm

    Ha! I would also go through the whole thing with these in my mind. It feels like it’s​ worth it though especially after you see them walking on stage, beaming at you! Life doesn’t get better.

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  • Karen Morse June 05, 2017 05.30 pm

    This was a fun and very real post! I think it’s nice that we have this for the kids though. It makes them feel eagee to achieve more in the coming years. And you are right about loving the moment, suddenly everything is worth the effort.

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  • Witches Tell The Story June 05, 2017 05.36 pm

    Loved your post, I started laughing. I shouldn’t be laughing as my little Witch soon to be 4 will be having one. Then again for the other little Witch.

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  • Jessica Joachim June 05, 2017 06.47 pm

    My oldest will be in VPK this school year, it is bitter sweet for sure. I never really understood ALL of the graduations that they get though. Like I only remember having a thing for Elementary to Middle School… then from Middle to high school… then my high school graduation.

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  • Cassie June 05, 2017 10.28 pm

    Haha love it! I don’t get the graduation for preschoolers at all! But looks like a bit of fun and a proud moment for them none the less.

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  • Janel Berchielli (@JanelB) June 05, 2017 11.37 pm

    When my kids finished preschool unfortunately their school did not have a graduation ceremony. I think it’s cute when all the little kids wear a cap and gown and graduate

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  • Allison Rebecca June 06, 2017 01.26 am

    This cracked me up, so true and insightful though. My little one isn’t near preschool age yet but it makes me sad to think of the day he is!

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  • Jocelyn @ Hip Mama’s Place June 06, 2017 03.45 am

    I was surprised when I first attended a preschool graduation. I think this is funny and very true for most moms! I would actually have the same thoughts. It’s a great way to make sure their motivated to study more though.

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  • Sona Jain June 06, 2017 03.50 am

    This idea is absolutely new to me. I never heard of preschool graduation before and would love to see one!. Haha

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  • Journa Liz Servito Ramirez June 06, 2017 07.16 am

    Same! My little girls are already on their 2nd and 1st grade and I miss having those thoughts. So excited for my little boy.. few more years!

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  • reesann723 June 06, 2017 02.48 pm

    My kids’ preschool didn’t do a graduation. And I was totally ok with that because really it’s a little over top what some of these schools do!

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  • Melissa Chapman June 06, 2017 04.12 pm

    Ahh you are just getting started enjoy the moments because soon enough she will be going away to college. I have forgotten more than I remember.

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  • rhianwestbury June 06, 2017 04.17 pm

    What a funny post, who knew preschool graduation was a thing. Kids have so much pressure put on them this is so funny x

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  • Bri DePauw (@BriCDePauw) June 06, 2017 04.49 pm

    This is so funny! I’m going to a pre-k graduation this week so I can totally relate

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  • Dawn McAlexander June 06, 2017 05.04 pm

    I have always wondered why preschool graduation was a thing, too. It isn’t like they aren’t going to be going to school for the next twelve years!

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  • cvnxena June 06, 2017 07.14 pm

    I think this is both sweet and a little unnecessary, although it’s great to celebrate accomplishments and for them, half of their life has been spent at preschool so it’s a big deal

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  • Nostalgia Diaries June 06, 2017 10.34 pm

    Ha! 22! I’ll have to shave my legs… 🙂 I laughed out loud.

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  • Heather June 06, 2017 11.16 pm

    That is so adorable! And also crazy! I never had any of these graduations when I was little! My kids are homeschooled, but we try to mark each year in a special way – maybe I need to get some caps and gowns!

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  • Heather June 07, 2017 12.08 am

    Aww! I don’t have children but i have thought it was crazy to have so many graduations. When I was in school you had one in 12th grade and that was it. But those little ones in their cap and gowns are so darling!

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  • Cammeo June 07, 2017 02.54 am

    Ha! My hubs and I were so thinking this same stuff as we watched our first preschool graduation this year ??‍♀️?‍♂️

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  • foodiefindshome June 07, 2017 08.49 am

    I’m guess I’m one of those rare birds that’s looking forward to all that stuff. I just had a friend pass away yesterday and then a couple of months ago lost MIL lost her husband and they won’t get to see any of this and or celebrate graduations of any sort. Mundane or otherwise. So these memories, the absurdity of it all, I’ll hold on to them and appreciate it a little bit more.

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  • Cindy Magee June 07, 2017 02.03 pm

    Awww! Such a sweet recap of the whole year. And yep I remember those years where getting my kids dressed was like trying to put a shirt on a mad cat. LOL

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  • Krystal @ Sunny Sweet Days June 07, 2017 03.15 pm

    My son just finished pre-kindergarten and is off to big boy school this August. I’m terrified! It is going to be such a change for our family.

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  • Aly Funk June 07, 2017 04.34 pm

    This is seriously the cutest and I actually teared up (and giggled a little) reading this! Love!

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  • workoutwithdi June 07, 2017 09.24 pm

    I don’t have kids, and I think this is crazy! Why are kids this young dealing with graduation? What have they done? Maybe like one pre-run for the big graduation. Like moving up to jnr high but pre-school? that’s crazy!

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  • Heather Riccobono (@BrieBrieBlooms) June 07, 2017 11.25 pm

    Preschool graduations are the cutest and feel like such a big milestone. I remember my oldest daughter’s big day and thinking it would be my only child’s. But now, with baby #2 arriving two years later, we’ll be doing this again in a couple of years!

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  • The Trophy WifeStyle June 08, 2017 01.00 am

    Omg my daughter is going into kindergarten next year! She still has a week left of school, so this will be me next week when I realize she’s going to big girl school next fall lol

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  • HilLesha O’Nan June 08, 2017 05.45 am

    How adorable! Pre-school isn’t mandatory where I live, so neither of my children have been to it before. My son will starting middle school and my daughter will be starting kindergarten in the latter part of summer, though. How time flies!

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  • lifeofaministermom June 08, 2017 01.19 pm

    This is hilarious!!!! We had a simple ceremony in the classroom which was still super cute.

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  • Brittany Muddamalle June 08, 2017 02.33 pm

    I loved my little guys preschool graduation. He was beyond excited and it was probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

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  • val June 08, 2017 04.34 pm

    so. many. storage. tubs. in my life! congrats, grad! 😉

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  • dearashblog1 June 09, 2017 01.15 am

    this cracks me up! this is probably the first preschool graduation I have ever heard of. Love this humorous post!

    Much love,
    Ashley | dearash.com

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  • Louise x (@withlovefromlou) June 09, 2017 08.02 am

    This made me chuckle all the way through. I’m sure if we had pre-school graduations here in the UK I’d think all the same things as you. And I’d probably cry through the entire thing lol

    Louise x

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  • Mommy Engineering June 13, 2017 04.24 pm

    My little one is goign to preschool this year so I will have to save this for later! So cute! So many ideas!

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