The Cool Kids

Friday, April 10, 2020

Use Your Words: Small Celebrations



Hey-O friends!

Today’s post is a writing challenge created by Karen @ Baking in A Tornado.  8 participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words for someone else to use in a post. All words must be used at least once. All posts will be different as each writer has received their own original set of words. No blogger knows who received their words or in what direction the writer will take them. Until today.  

My words are:


music ~ magic ~ dispel ~ dime ~ day-to-day basis ~ punish
They were submitted by the extremely creative Jenniy@ https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com  
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This little man is graduating with his engineering degree in a few weeks. 
Now, as if by magic, he IS a man. I never can get over how quickly time passes. He's been working so hard in college, and now he's going to be on to his next endeavor.

We'd have to dispel the rumor that COVID-19 is ruining any graduating ceremony or party for him. It doesn't feel like a punishment to call off rounding up family, sending out invites, and expecting gifts from people he never sees.  We've always been a family without grandiose plans. For his high school graduation, Christian wanted to go to...a buffet. No joke. And he was as happy as a clam. I get that it is going to be truly difficult for many graduates this season; I'm so sorry for that.

I decided to plan out a truly grandiose party invite, and then change it up ala our "Stay At Home" orders that are in effect for the next little while.




Congratulations, Christian. Can't wait to celebrate with McDonald's or something. 

Happy Friday, friends. Please stay safe.
-Michele

Be sure to check out the other cool kids participating in this month's challenge:


                   Baking in a Tornado
                   Spatulas on Parade
                   Wandering Web Designer
                   On the Border
                   Part-Time Working Hockey Mom
                   Sparkly Poetic Weirdo    
                   Climaxed 



21 comments:

  1. Sorry there probably won't be a formal graduation party, but hey, your altered document made me laugh so hard. Please no coins, they're way too germy! And stay the f*** home!

    Congrats on your achievements, Christian! Off to new adventures! (What a way to start your first job - they're sending you the login for your home office access. There'll be an orientation video en lieu of the introduction day!)

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    1. You're so right on what will probably be his beginning to the proffesional working world. Stay the F*** at home should be a banner on everyone's door. We don't have an official "stay-at-home" order here, so there are some who have the "that will NEVER happen to me!!" behavior. No need for social distancing for them! It's infuriating. Woman, stay safe and well with your cute family! <3

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  2. Congratulations, Christian! It's not the party, it's the achievement and in this time where we cannot have parties, I hope we all get that it is the accomplishment that matters.
    I hope he gets a great job. I know whatever he does and wherever he goes, he'll continue to make his mom proud.

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    1. You're so sweet, Karen. We're very proud of him. It's going to be an interesting job search, for sure. <3

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  3. "I never can get over how quickly time passes" - that pretty much sums it up. It seems like it was just yesterday that we dropped him off to start his freshman year. I'm sure we'll celebrate his accomplishment in our own special way at some point in the future, but the music still might be provided by Spotify and there may be lots of crackers to eat (or maybe even McDonald's). It won't change that he has worked incredibly hard these past four years and has made us very proud. Thanks for a funny "Use your words" story, raising a wonderful son and for reminding us we have a lot to be grateful for. Love, M

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    1. Amen, man. He has worked very hard and we probably will celebrate in a simple way :) Thank you for your kind words. We've been extremely lucky with our kids; I'm very grateful for that, and for you. Awwwwwwww <3

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  4. I feel so deeply in my heart for all the seniors, be it high school or college. It seems like such a slap in the face to have worked so hard and not be allowed to "walk the stage' however, he is still graduating and you can bet he will never forget this year. Take out and a 'safe at home' party for now. Congratulations!!
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. It would be very hard ; especially for those who worked so hard to graduate :( You're right though, he will never for get this year. Home parties are the best! <3

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  5. This just made me cry. So proud of your son for this amazing accomplishment. And for being satisfied with the 'Small Celebrations'.
    My heart aches for my teenagers and all they are missing. But think of the stories they will have to tell their grandchildren! My Paternal Grandmother was a nurse during the 1918 Spanish flu. Her stories are amazing!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Diane. I just can't believe my kids are so big now :(. Christian is certainly going to be full of stories to tell his children. "When I was young, we didn't even HAVE a graduation..." I can honestly hear it now. <3

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  6. We are so proud of Uncle Chris and all of his hard work! ❤️ It’s crazy how fast time flies, but so exciting to think about all he has accomplished and will continue to. I can’t imagine the stress and sorrow so many graduates are feeling right now. We can’t wait to be able to see him again and celebrate him. Love you forever, Chris!! Thanks for the great post, ma! 💗

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    1. You know, I walked in High School. But I didn't for either degree. Must have been due to all that social interaction. LOL. I don't regret that, but I absolutely feel for those who are sad about it. Thanks for always being a supportive soul on the blog posts, Alex. I love you. <3

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  7. I am so touched to be the subject of a blog post! College has been a crazy and humbling experience, and it never would have been possible without the love and support from my amazing parents. I look forward to celebrating with my family soon at a responsible time and being able to properly thank the people who have been such large blessings in my journey towards my degree.

    As always, fantastic work Mom, and I love the revised invitation! Thanks for making this uncertain time of quarantine into a time we can laugh. I love you guys, and I hope to see you soon.

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    1. Christian, we are so proud of you! It really does feel like you were just starting school. Though everything in time passes so quickly, I miss having you around. I also can't wait to see what's in store for you next. Love you!

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  8. Congrats! Hope you guys get to celebrate together soon.

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  9. Oh my....*tears

    Time sure DOES go by fast! Congrats to your boy! How are you (I say "you" but mean "we") old enough to have college graduates? Oh that's right!! We old! Lol!
    Stay safe and healthy my FF! <3

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    1. We CAN'T be this old, can we? I guess we can :( Girl, I hope you're keeping safe at home with your family. I miss your face! Thanks for visiting this old blog! Love ya, Nick Nick

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  10. You must be so proud. I hate that they are going to miss these events but we are a lot like you and just don't do big parties.

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    1. We are really proud of him, Rena. Mostly because he is a really kind young man. It really feels like a great jumping point for the rest of his life. I'm so glad to know others don't do BIG celebrations. I was questioning my mom-ability there for a while! <3

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