School Photos: Blackmail of the Future
My daughter has the most hilarious school photo this year. She is wearing a black tank dress and a purple clip-on braid. She looks like a rocker and she is only five. I can't wait to use the photo in some future slideshow when she is older.
(And no I won't post it, sorry.)
My worst photo ever is my Grade 9 photo complete with huge frosted glasses, braces and feathered hair. (And no, I won't post that one either.) People still make fun of me for that look, and when I think of it I am reminded of the harshness of high school. And also, the joy of getting contact lenses. While the memory of the photo is seared into my brain (and some my friends), the hard copy has been lost (no, really!). I'm just happy it didn't end up in this gallery of Awesomely Awkward School Photos.
A friend of mine has her three kids' school photos all lined up on the fridge so you can see the transition from eager kindergartener to cynical high schooler. I stare and stare at those photos noticing the small changes in the hair, the freckles and the attitude.
If I was organized enough I would love to line up my kids' photos, but I'm not. I'm lucky if I make it through the ridiculously complicated forms and write the exorbitant cheque. Let alone, cut out the photos and distribute them to all the interested parties.
I wonder if school photos will go the way of the Christmas card? Now that we are all photographers with our fancy filters and photo editing programs, will the school photo disappear? Will the soft blue background go the way of the phonebook?
What do you do with your kids' photos? Do you love them? What's your worst school photo?
Want more chaos? There is news that one of the Teen Moms is pregnant with her second set of twins. Last year, I asked if the show was exploitive.