Wednesday, March 19, 2008

smile?

in harry's backpack yesterday was some pictures. the school has pictures taken twice a year...i guess. and although i didn't purchase any, they sent home a package. harry apparently wasn't too keen on getting his picture taken. i'm sure he fought tooth and nail because i didn't dress him up, or pay for a package. he is like that. i'm sure he was upset. look at his face....

poor kid. i think i see tears in his eyes. i can now see that his hand is probably covering a whole in his jeans. and he just looks orphanish to me. it's not my fault that my kid WON'T dress better for school...right?


i know that they want me to buy more prints of this picture. i don't think i will. i mean, c'mon! what is this little 07-08 in the corner. it took me a minute to even figure out what that meant. i know, i am sleep deprived. but can this look any worse? i'm sure it could. he could have actually been crying. or red faced from crying.

picture day at school when i was a kid, was one shot. and you were lucky if your eyes were open. usually our bangs were as crooked as the picture. when they did a class picture, it was a picture where you lined up, shortest to tallest and stood on the bleachers in the gym. not anymore. now days they just take your picture and line it up with your classmates. i guess that cuts out the risk of some kid grabbing his crotch, or someone looking doofy, or seeing the exasperated look of the teacher. i miss that. somehow it was more real.

3 comments:

big d said...

i like the pix 'cause it tells so much about harry. plus i just imagine the reaction he gave the photographer when they tried to get him to sit still and smile!!!

back when i was in school, they told the parents when picture day was in advance too...

Stacy said...

Much better with a digital than the freaky ones WE got stuck with back in the day. It's not as bad as it could be... he's just not smiling. But I like it.

Goat Girl said...

I remember a middle of the year pict when I was in 6th grade. Of course there was no notice (that I remember), so I was wearing an awful shirt, my permed hair was all over the place.... Plus there was the ugly set up. It was bad. I don't remember if my mom waster her money on the set or not.