Yayyyy, school pictures are in!!! SCHOOL PICTURES ARE IN!!! I mean uhhhh, yeah, I’m cool. I’ll just calmly walk to my car and open them in the front seat where no one can see my reaction.
I don’t know WHAT it is about school pictures that makes me so excited. I take like 9,000 better pictures of Holden every day on my phone, and they’re wayyy cuter than the totally lame-o picture of him sitting in front of a random blue background. See?
Helllllllo, way funnier and better than the school one.
But for some reason there’s something I can’t put my finger on about school pictures that makes me soooooo excited when they come out. I feel all nostalgic about them and they remind me of pictures I took when I was a kid. And there’s something amazing about how they really haven’t changed since back then. Same blotchy blue background, same shot from the chest up, same weird guy standing behind the camera saying “say cheese.” And pardon me for a moment while I sound totally dorky, but this is Holden’s first school picture so it’s extra exciting.
So after the teacher hands me the package I get into my car and reach into the envelope to pull out the picture.
Awwwwwww. I mean I wish I got him a haircut beforehand because it’s kinda growing over his ears, but hey, I’m lucky I remembered that morning to dress him in something decent. Actually I didn’t remember at first and he had a shit fit when I said, “Nope, buddy, I forgot it’s school picture day so you have to take off that ugly-ass Thomas the Train shirt and put on this stiff button-down.” But hey, looking at that super sweet photo of my handsome little man makes that screaming tantrum all worth it.
And then I pulled out the group shot. Where is he? Where is he? Scanning the picture to find him. Ummm, wait, is that him? Holy shit, I’m at a loss for words.
Yes, apparently Holden was the only kid in class who knew it was Pirate Day. Arrrrggg, shiver me timbers, Holden. WTF? If this isn’t a framer, I don’t know what is.
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