We're excited to bring you a new post from mother and actress Tori Spelling!
We're excited to bring you a new post from mother and actress Tori Spelling! Every other week, we're bringing you the best parenting and lifestyle advice from ediTORIal by Tori Spelling, which is Tori's daily blog about everything from food and fashion to parenting and relationships. This week, Tori shares her son's preschool graduation.
Friday was a very momentous occasion in our family. . . . Liam Aaron McDermott graduated from preschool! It was a proud mama bear's shining moment as my boy accepted his first diploma.
Liam started at his school when he was 18 months with a class called Toddler (mommy/daddy and me). After that he did three years of Pre-Kindergarten. And, on Friday, he graduated. Somewhere deep down I wanted to chant, "Liam McDermott graduates!"— à la Donna Martin — but kept it to myself.
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My dapper man wore his seersucker suit and an M4L (Made for Liam) red polka-dot silk bow tie by Boutaugh. Liam chose the color palette all on his own, I might add. The school set up a nice stage for the graduates as well as a sea of folding chairs for the families in the school's rear yard. Everyone waited patiently when suddenly Dionne Warwick's "That's What Friends Are For" started playing, and then I saw my little man marching out in a line with his other pint-sized classmates and . . . cue the waterworks, which flowed abundantly and freely for the next hour.
They each walked on stage and promptly took the microphone to announce what they wanted to be when they grew up. Liam said, "When I grow up, I want to be a basketball player." It was adorable. Then they performed songs about growing up and moving on, and also sang a song in Spanish while wearing sombreros. Then, at the end, they played "Pomp and Circumstance" (this preschool graduation was no joke!) and announced each student's name to come accept their diploma. I waited patiently with a quivering lip. Then I heard it . . . "Liam McDermott."
Keep reading to watch Liam McDermott graduate and to read Tori's flashback to her eldest child's birth.