So, graduation 2008 has come and gone. Our middle son is officially through with high school. Summer for him has begun and he's already antsy and bored. Seems that the last week of school was the worst. He had only one class final last Friday and then had to wait until Tuesday for graduation. Ansty doesn't even begin to describe his frame-of-mind. He was going here, there, everywhere AND making plan after plan to drive, fly, ride a mule to California to visit his friend, Randy for a month or so. It was all we could do to try to persuade not to buy an airline ticket just yet OR not to dump money into the 1984 Datsun to make it road ready. We even told a few white lies to cover up the surprise we had stashed at our friends house for the last two weeks.
Boy was he ever surprised! A little blue Nissan Sentra - his favorite color! 23,000 miles and with all the accessories I wish our first, second, third, etc... cars had -tinted windows, cruise, air, 6 CD changer (well, actually CD's weren't yet invented way back in the 80's, but...)
After dinner, but before the graduation ceremony, Phillip told him we got him a "little" something. Not much, as money is kind of tight right now. Phillip was able to find an ORIGINAL electronic key fob for his 1984 DATSUN! (those didn't exist then either - plus, the Datsun has manual locks!)
Clearly, Kyle was a bit confused! Maybe skeptical is a better way to describe his thoughts on the subject.
Kyle pressed the button and as soon as the lights on the car flashed, his little bro, A.J. started to laugh. Kyle still didn't get it. Then almost immediately he looked to his right across the parking lot and saw his car!
Once the reality sank in, Kyle got emotional and in his humble way, began to try to convince us that he didn't deserve this!!! That was worth more than the price of ANY car!!! Kyle, we're proud of you and wish you all the best in your post high school goals and adventures.
We love you bunches.