The cheapest class photo package that I can get from school that has an 8x10 cost $26. I get a couple of sheets of pictures and a class photo. I love the class photo. All the kids looking a little dorky and later, you look back on the clothes and smile. I love the individual photo too. The hair slightly out of place, the dorky smile, the collar askew. They are a right of passage, and I want them every year.
But, this year, they didn't take the big group class photo. They are going to a new style. They display each persons individual photo with their name under it. Boo. That's boring. Each kid's photo is the size of a thumbnail and I want the big group class picture. So, that was one reason not to get pictures this year.
But, I got them anyway. And let me say, I wish I hadn't. These are beyond awful.
Noah seriously looks about 50 pounds overweight. The kid weighs 40 pounds. And, I know you don't know this, but that's his face he makes when he's pooping. Seriously. His side swipe of bangs is down and looking all jagged. I kind of thought it was cute and that I might be able to keep it. I was trying to let it grow on me.
Then, I opened Ben's envelope. What the _____. There are no words. There is nothing right in this photo. Not one thing. The crazy thing is I saw him about 30 minutes before this picture was taken when I went to get Emily because she was sick. He looked great. As to how they ended up with a photo like this and didn't think to retake it is beyond me.
Emily didn't get pictures since that was the day she went home early because she was sick. At this point, I don't know that I could take seeing it.
All I can say is what day is retakes?