One of my favourite days of the school year is picture day. The usual rag-tag group of kids suddenly shows up at school with shirts tucked in, hair combed, and a noticeable absence of milk mustaches. A has taken it pretty seriously for the past couple of years, going shopping weeks in advance for a nice shirt and sweater to wear.
One frustrating thing about getting the school photos is the weird sizes you end up receiving. I spent a fair amount of time trying to find a nice hinged 4 x 6 photo frame, and nearly lost it on Christmas Eve when I found out the actual photo size is 3.5 x 5. What the hell is that?
Last year’s school photos were a little disappointing. There was something odd about A’s photo – I can’t exactly put my finger on it, but it just didn’t look like him. They also had him pose with his chin resting on his hand, and that became his default photo pose for the next six months.
I think this year’s photos are much better. A & K look like little Alex P. Keatons in their sweater vests, but that’s O.K. – I totally wanted to be Alex when I was in grade 9. Enjoy.
K, Junior Kindergarten
A, Grade 1