Sunday, May 17, 2020

Making Things Fun For Seniors

The class of 2020 might not be getting the proper end to their senior year, but you know, I try to make things fun for my son. Since he loves Disney, I had to get him the graduation ears--both, because I might be feeling slightly guilty that he's not getting a real senior year. You can buy the ears at shopdisney.com.


I also ordered him a graduation sign from Etsy.




As you see, the ears are pretty fabulous. Yes, I had him put a graduation gown on. It's not his real one, because we don't have it yet. We'll be picking it up this week and yes, I might tear up.

Anyway, getting photos of my son can be tricky, and he doesn't get all the poses I'm talking about.

For example, I asked him to look thoughtful and he was like:




Then I was all, "Look excited!"



And then I went, "Could you look happy?"





It might take a few tries, but I eventually get some good shots:






And then we tried on the other graduation ears and he got silly again:








He tried the thoughtful pose again:




So senior year might not be typical. But you know, so long as you make it fun and show the seniors that they matter, it'll be okay. They'll feel special and they'll be reminded that they'll go off and do some pretty fabulous things because they know all about change and adapting.





Here's to the class of 2020!

42 comments:

  1. Congratulations to your son! And congratulations for being such a great mom! 2020 will always be remembered as one of the toughest years in history, since the beginning of this year. But tough times don't last, only tough people do.

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  2. Yay congratulations to him. What a strange time to be graduating but he should be SO proud of himself.

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  3. Senior year this year is certainly not typical but it will go down in history! Congrats to your senior, it is still an amazing accomplishment.

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  4. He is so happy celebrating his senior year and graduation. This year is Bittersweet but I hope he had a great time.

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  5. Congratulations to him. I know this is a crazy thing that’s happening, but he will have great stories to tell his grandkids someday.

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  6. Tommy has a great sense of humor. Glad that he had some fun with his graduation

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  7. Congrats on his accomplishment! So sorry he might not be celebrating it in the way he deserves. But kudos on trying to make it fun! You're a great mama!

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  8. Congrats to you and your son!! What great photos. I have many friends whose kids are graduating this year, and I am so impressed by the grace and strength all of the seniors have shown in dealing with these changes.

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  9. I've been watching all of the specials on TV and think it's great that people are recognizing that it's just heartbreaking that they are having to miss this special moment in time.

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  10. I see that you are making the graduation as nice as it should be. Your son is a real good model and congratulations.

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  11. Congratulations to your son! I love how you guys celebrated.

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  12. Congrats to the grad! What a big moment for him to enjoy. It may be strange time, but it will be a story for the future! It is wonderful you could find a way to really celebrate him.

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  13. Congrats to the whole familia on your son's highschool graduation!! BB knows it's a family effort and celebration, so Well Done! BTW ALL those pics came out great. Maybe not what mama had in mind, but they are him, so they're FABULOSO.

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  15. Congratulations to your son for being graduated from High School and he look so excited to take another steps on senior life.

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  16. Congratulations to your son. I empathise with all families going through the same. It’s something everyone looks forward to and not having it in the traditional way isn’t great. He looks so excited in the pictures too.

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  17. What a lovely post! He looks very happy in his hat, many congratulations!

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  18. Congratulations for both of you! BTW that 2nd graduation ear hat looks good. Can't wait to see his real graduation pictures!

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  19. Congratulations! You are a great mom! I hope other moms with seniors who have read your post become inspired to treat their children to something wonderful.

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  20. I LOVE The Disney cap! It has to be so crazy to be a senior right now. My nephew is also a senior and I know our county is having a graduation sometime this summer but it is definitely not the same.

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  21. Such fun photos of your son. He looks like he was having a blast. Congratulations to him! -LYNNDEE

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  22. superb photos! So funny I almost thought it was some kids of filter! Awesome facial expressions! Congrats for graduation!

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  23. Congratulations to your son! That is such a huge accomplishment and a big time in a person's life. Love the photos you captured of him!

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  24. Great idea to add these ears. He is so cute! I hope he will have fun anyway!

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  25. Definitely not a normal senior year, but at least he's finished and on to the next exciting thing!

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  26. WOw congratulations to both of you....Perfectly shooted photographs...And a new journey for your son waiting ahead...Best wishes with him...Hope he get success in everything...💖🎉 (World in Eyes)

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  27. Many congratulations to your son and you and wish him the best for future. Sometimes getting good clicks with children is such a task, I face this so often with my son :)

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  28. My heart goes out to all those graduating from high school and university this year. It is going to be so difficult not having a great ceremony followed by a fabulous night out.

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  29. Congrats to you grad! I love the facial expressions!!! My heart does go out for the seniors this year. My hometown (very tiny hometown) had the seniors line up with their senior tables on main street and the city had a parade. I wish your senior the best in his future!

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  30. Oh well done! Big congrats to your son. Not your usual graduation but I hope you can celebrate as best you can!

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  31. I have seen so many creative things done for the seniors. It's important to recognize them!

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  32. I really feel for all the seniors out there! My daughter is in 5th grade and missing her graduation. It is hard to miss out, but good if you can make the best of it.

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  33. I love all these pics! It has to be so hard for the seniors and parents to not be able to experience these moments in the normal way! So glad you took time to capture this celebratory time!

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  34. These photos are phenomenal. Tommy is a good sport and one day he'll love looking back at these.

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  35. Congrats you and him. Yes it is really hard this year, my little girl has parking lot graduation for her 4th grade. Still we need celebrate that is important.

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  37. Congrats to your son! I wish him all the best! My neighbor actually had a graduation party a few days ago even during lockdown.

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  38. You've done an excellent job here. Congratulations to your son. I know he might not have gotten the graduation he expected but you've certainly outdone yourself.

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  39. Congratulations to your son. I know it was not the typical graduation but you guys are making the best of it!!!🤗

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