(Homecoming 2009 - His Senior year. Tuffy and 'Tana)At our high school, parents of seniors can buy a portion of a page in the yearbook and do a "Senior Salute" They usually provide some embarrassing picture of the kid when they were little with a mullet and no teeth and then write something profound and deep about their next leg in their journey of life.
I used to be a good mom. I was ALL OVER these things. 'dawg had a great one. Luka had a great one.
What happened to Tuffy? I could give you all my excuses, we were in Mexico when it was due, I misplaced the paperwork....... or I can admit that I am a lazy A mom and just plain didn't get it submitted. I feel terrible. I feel AWFUL. I feel like I really let my baby down.
So without further ado, I present Tuffy's Senior Salute:
(these last two pictures are preschool - to Tuffy's left is 'Tana - who knew that they even went to preschool together?)
Well done mate! You finally did it! All those hours fighting over homework. Discussing absences ("I was there, I swear!") Last minute runs to the store for some needed supply for a project that was due first thing in the morning. The third degree about tardies. School lunch money. Stupid teachers.
We're done. I will never need to nag you about school ever again. From here on out - your further education is your business. You'll do great, you'll be successful, of that I have no doubt, but I don't have to feel any responsibility about it. It will be completely you! Awe.some.
You are the caboose on our little family train, and the best caboose ever. You are kind, tender hearted and clever. You make me laugh on a daily basis and even though you tend to be quieter than others, you are a deep thinker. You find creative ways to do things, and you are your own boss.
We can't imagine our family without you and we can't wait to watch the rest of your life unfold.
(Tuffy and 'Tana at seminary graduation)
I think I like blogging it better. I can add as many pictures as I want, and I can write as much as I want. So now, of all the boys, who got the better end of the deal?