Thursday, September 15, 2005
It's picture day, it's picture day, oh yeah! Ok, so when you are a mom to male things, picture day isn't quite as fun as when there are little girls in the house. Or so I would assume...since well, we've only got male things being raised in this house. So, here's how you prepare them for picture day: make sure they've had a recent hair cut (or buzz as is the case in our house). Check face to ensure no toothpaste is joining in the fun. Shirt: inspect for cleanliness and make sure that today is not the day they decide to provide free advertising for Cartoon Network or other assorted characters on their clothing. Pick out picture package: always tough since you have to order without seeing the proof. Place order in boys backpack and hope they don't loose it between now and the start of school. Then you just wait...and wait and wait...When in a couple weeks the pictures show up and you are either happy or sad. I'm learning though: try not to be too picky. Last year, Thing One's first picture looked "goofy". I had them retake it on retake day. The second set showed up and they were REALLY bad. So much that the receptionist for the school called me aside and said "we got Thing's pictures back today" followed by a long pause and then an immediate offer to call the photographer for me and arrange for yet another retake. This was BEFORE she even showed me the pictures. Oh yeah, they were BAD, really bad. I laughed and said "lets just see if we can get those first ones back, they were ok, I was just being picky". HA: Imagine that, ME, picky? That'll teach me, eh?
So this year, I'm just hoping for open eyes, hair sort of in place and no lunch being sported on the mouth. Anything beside that and we'll be pleased.
Just in case, I pulled out my digital camera (ok, wait OUR digital, even though I'm the one using it 90% of the time) and snapped a couple pictures before they left for school. Not bad for a mom, eh?