Tuesday, October 13, 2009

School Photog Day

My school photo from 1st grade

My kids took there school pictures last week.

As I was doing their respective hair(s), I mentioned to them how lucky they were that their mom did their hair in the privacy of their own home.

"Whaaaat?"

I explained to them that my mother found out what time our class' pictures were to be taken, showed up at the school with brushes & hairspray (just short of extensions, glitter & self tanner) so she could primp us up just before the flashes began.

And, yes, she stood behind the camera man smiling and pointing to her exhausted cheeks simultaneously.

School photo from 3rd grade

Now that I'm written out of her will, I might as well tell you that until Junior High, I was required to wear a dress every time we had school pictures. Another piece of information my kids responded to with, "WHAT?!"

While I was never in a beauty pageant, she would have made an excellent stage mom.

10 comments:

John said...

Thank you for my new screen saver!

Kristen said...

amen sista!!! WHAT??? is what I keep asking myself. You were at least lucky enough to have it stop before Junior High. She made me do it until 7th grade. Oh the therapy. But look how many cute pictures you have. It was actually my fault because my kindergarten picture turned out so bad. I looked like I was going to throw up. So she came for retakes and figured that was what she was going to have to do.

Jones said...

oh Mindy, you always know how to give me a good laugh!! your mom is awesome!

Ashley said...

That is so funny! The pictures are adorable! I love big bangs.

Ashley said...

now that I look again, your bangs were no where near as huge as mine! Maybe my mom thought big bangs were cool??

Valerie C. said...

ya but look at the cool school pictures you have to show for it!

Jessi said...

You are so cute!! I think the off-camera primping paid off in some beautiful pictures. At least you're not one of those kids who want to burn their school pics. :)

Heidi Kjar said...

ha ha love it. Your pics are SO cute!

Shelley said...

Hilarious! On the opposite side, I had a mom that forgot pictures so I could sneak out whatever I wanted to wear. In kinder, I wore a tank top...taboo...and then realized how stupid I was. She saw it when the pictures came. Nice...

Kristen said...

That is hilarious, but you look GREAT in your school pictures!

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