This should probably be in Watercooler but...... husband and I attended easy child's grade 8 graduation last night. It was a beautiful ceremony, well organized and each student had something lovely said about them as they received their diploma. easy child looked stunning in her dress and really enjoyed herself with her friends at the dance afterwards. A proud parent moment and a nice day for us in our home. The only little cloud was that easy child had a moment where she was upset because difficult child wasn't going to be there. It was her choice not to invite him but it still bothered her a bit. So we had a small chat about it and then moved forward and enjoyed our day. I'd say it was a success all around. *Off to high school in the fall!!