So – it’s over. At 2:45 this afternoon, Jake finished high school.
He left this morning with camera in tow insisting there would be pictures. I tried all day to text chat him wondering how the day went. He never responded. I figured he was mad at me because I reinforced the idea that he ask this girl he has an insane crush on to the movies. What could he lose?
Finally at 3:00, fifteen minutes after the moment came and went, I called him.
I found out the reason he didn’t text was that his phone was close to dead (and we’re talking on it???) and it was a busy day. Day went well. There were some tear inducing moments. He took 30 pictures. The school paper misspelled his name and has him going to the wrong college.
And the girl? Just as he worked the nerve to ask her the alarm went off for a fire drill. (How sad!) He thinks he might text her later.
Then he asked if he could hang up and get back to his basketball game.
The ceremony is tomorrow night. I think it will be a recap of his day…take a few pictures. Probably a few things misspelled (hopefully not the diploma!). Maybe a date with the crush girl (not at the ceremony of course). And a few tear inducing moments (especially for Mama).