Demand two things: dessert and champagne.
My kid, my daughter, my first born, is graduating from high school. This passing of time is like a torrent rushing by me more than anything else. And so, to alleviate the bittersweet, to sweep away, or at least aside, the sorrow, I will serve bottles of bubbly and three of her favorite desserts : lemon pudding, cocoa cake and mud pie.
Perhaps just a little more sugar to keep away the salty tears---