I never get to hear any of the good commencement speakers.
My niece will graduate from Con U. in May. Part of me really wants to attend the graduation ceremony and drag the whole family along, knowing full well the kids will be bored out of their minds.
But isn't that part of being a kid? Getting dragged to things that bore you to tears? I think it's good for kids to go through that stuff. My kids have never been to a graduation ceremony before. I know the music will be good for one thing. Also, I think it's important for them to learn the value of an education. (Not that one graduation ceremony is going to do that) However, it certainly won't hurt for them to witness all the "pomp and circumstance" of graduation.