Ash graduated his first year of preschool today.
I don't remember graduating preschool. I suspect it was never a thing, really. Needless to say, the moment was captured, experienced, and re-experienced. He was adorable, they all were.
Got me thinking about the terminology though. I never thought of the whole word use around this. But, to 'graduate', you're handed a diploma, and often have completed a 'degree'. They're both kind of words for segment, in my mind like a degree of a circle.
Turns out, when I looked into it, that's exactly where the source came from. They both reflect the idea of a 'step' having been taken, I just never caught on to the literal nature of the terminology around Graduation.
You might say it came to me slowly over time, then all of a sudden.