Monday, May 18, 2015

Graduation and Dinner

Drew graduated this past weekend, and I didn't know if I'd be able to stop crying. Does everybody get depressed when their kid graduates? The school gave him a packet at graduation practice with his final transcript, all the standardized test scores, shot record, birth certificate, and the picture we had to submit when he started - awwwww!!!!


I did some sobbing after the senior breakfast while I was alone in the bathroom, and had some tears running down my face when he and Lucas left our family pre-graduation dinner at Jerusalem Cafe to get set up, but I was oddly emotion-less at the actual ceremony. (Could've been the 3 antsy kids sitting in front of us drinking Capri Suns and eating purple suckers.) An added bonus was that Lucas played the drums with the school band, and of course the song was Pomp and Circumstance, or as Lucas thinks it's called, Pompous Circumstance.

One other fun thing was that I volunteered to be a chaperone for the "don't go out drinking, stay here in the gym and be sober" party afterwards, which involved a hypnotist making these kids do the craziest things for over an hour - that was something! We're still waiting for videos of the valedictorian ripping off his shirt while dancing to make it onto YouTube...including the valedictorian himself, who can't remember anything. Good stuff.

So after moping around the house all weekend being depressed, I started call this week, but decided since I finished early that I should cook dinner. Pinterest sent me a timely email about quick dinners, so Drew, Lucas, and I whipped this up after a trip to the grocery store:


If you know me well at all, aren't you proud of me for cooking this?! And it tasted delicious! Okay, you just cook a pound of bacon, boil your pasta then throw in the broccoli, heat up your Bertolli alfredo sauce, shred some Publix rotisserie chicken and crumble up the bacon into it, and toss it all in a dish. Didn't leave too much of a mess for Dean to clean up...


Alright, anybody else have a depressing graduation story? Or a great pasta dish that I can't destroy?

6 comments:

BeckyW said...

I'm sure that packet did bring the tears. I'll have my first graduate next year.

Your pasta looks delicious. Pinterest is my friend. I have one kid that doesn't like creamy things or cheese. I find lots of Asian inspired dishes that they love on Pinterest.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I'd say graduations are emotional. I cried too and it is worse when they move out!! It took a long time before that empty feeling goes away...if it really does. Lucky for us both our children live in the same city as we do.

Do you like curry dishes? Sounds like you could change this recipe up and make it a creamy curry pasta :)

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Yum, thanks for the ideas, Becky and Ann! Those are both probably fewer calories than mine too....

Junior said...

Pasta dish looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

I didn't cry when they graduated, I cried when they left for college! The pasta looks yummy, but bacon makes everything better, doesn't it?

Robbie

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, Tracey - it was yummy, and Robbie's right - bacon makes even my cooking taste delicious! Robbie, I may need some antidepressants when he moves out....or I'll bring my sewing machine down to his room and be fine!