School Picture Day! When your kids are photogenic, these pictures are truly just magical every single time – no matter what the hair or clothes look like.  A new spin on picture day has taken that magic to a whole new level…making children disappear.

I remember the little, black comb handed to all of us in line as we waited to get our pictures taken on school picture day. I had an 80’s perm and owned that like a boss.  Trust me, there was no comb going through my hair. My outfit choices were always interesting too. Thinking about all these memories and knowing there are photos out there to blackmail me…I’m headed to my parents’ house tonight to find them all and burn them. (jk)

I know photos are important and they capture memories of our kids that are treasured forever and they are necessary for school I.D., yearbooks, classroom picture, etc.   I thought we had that taken care of with the fall photos though and was a bit surprised a few years ago when my kids came home with “Spring Picture Day!”.

This year, I was even more surprised when my son showed me his pictures and most of his body was missing! He thought it was hilarious and he was laughing so hard when he stormed through the door after school shouting, “we have to buy these!”.

So, what happened with my sons’ Spring pictures? I care so little about these pictures that I let my kids wear what they want and make their hairstyle whatever suits them best that day. I’m not a helicopter parent and in fact, if my kids’ friends want to photobomb their Spring picture, I’m all for it. I am not buying these pictures and my children are fully informed of that decision and so honestly, I don’t care.

My child wanted to represent his school with pride in his picture and he wore his school shirt, which is a beautiful green. The memo that I never received was that a green screen was being used for Spring pictures.   The result…you can see for yourself.

It is pretty funny but I’m still not buying Spring pictures.

I did ask a lot of you on our Facebook page if you think we need Fall School Picture Day and Spring School Picture Day and a lot of you were talking. ;)

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