Friday, April 16, 2010

Why I don’t buy school pictures…

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1.  I never remember when picture day is, despite those cute little stickers that they send home as a reminder, and inevitably, my kids end up wearing a “2006 Donnie Worthington Pedal Car” t-shirt on the day that pictures are taken!

*I don’t know who Donnie Worthington is, or, where this t-shirt came from, and as far as I can remember, my kids have never seen a pedal car race!  We lose socks in our house, and gain random t-shirts…that we end up wearing on picture day!*

2.  What kind of background is that, exactly?  Lasers would’ve been waaaaay cooler!

3.  Don’t they usually issue a comb, or something, for the kids, for a quick run through of the hair??  I should complain!  My kid DEFINITELY did not get a free comb, to primp before the pics! 

*Wait…maybe he DID get a free comb, and this is the “after” shot!  Damn…I can’t imagine what he looked like BEFORE he combed his hair!*

11 comments:

Kaolinmommy said...

My husband and I were just talking about school pictures (and lasers, specifically) the other day! A friend of ours told us that at the elementary school where she works, you had several pose options. That's all I need is my four-year-old drama queen being able to lay down like Jessica Rabbit for her kindergarten yearbook photo. Score.

Thanks for the laugh, as usual. :)

Jess said...

Haha...I always hated picture day when I was in school. Does anyone ever actually take a good school picture?

Jes said...

Ha! I didn't know about picture day either. My kids were also wearing ratty ugly t-shirts. But Austin told me that he didn't tell me about it on purpose b/c he didn't want to have to wear something nice.
Go figure... boys.

This Daddy said...

Shit I can remember back in my day they made us stand by a tree. Got the whole body looking bad. Cuffed jeans and all. Maybe your son is getting paid for being a walking billboard. Better ask

Stacey said...

My son gave me his this morning, and they actually weren't bad. This time! Usually, they are horrible!

Kimmy said...

LOL!! Yeah...you should just keep their pics cause you're are a lot more professional than that! I've never been a fan of the whole "studio" shots anyways. I prefer the outdoorsy ones....you know, like we take!!!! lol

McMom said...

I find it's a good idea to buy the school pictures in case you need to blackmail your kids later in life, or you want to embarass them at their weddings. The best are the ones they take just after recess on a really hot day because then everyone's hair is matted down with sweat. Love it!

Kimmy said...

Oh...and I meant to say for you to keep taking their pics, not keep their pics. lol DUH!

S.I.F. said...

The good news is he has got the thickest head of hair ever! That is some Justin Bieber hair!!

And that background is just hideous!!

Kameron said...

Who needs crappy school pictrues when you take the photos you do??!! I was so hoping though that backgrounds had come further since the 80s!

Lolidots said...

That background is the shizzle! Totally suggesting it to my mom for bridal shots!