and like this...
Really these guys are so adorable... when they are not in front of school photographers they look like this...
Or like this..
So this morning, before Sam left for school, I started this conversation...
"Sam, I'm paying for these pictures, and every year.. really they are just crap"
"Why don't you picture the Photo guy in his underwear?"
"That really doesn't do it for me mom."
"How about a cartoon anvil on his head" *
No response from Sam so I say...
"Umm.. How about a bird landing on his head."
"How about a bird pooping on his head" (small grin escaping from his face... quickly drawn back in)
"Whatever works... You know, Sam, when I was in the 7th grade, I was trying to look all sexy for my photo, and it was the worst picture I ever had taken, it was like this."
(View mom bugging out her eyes, sucking in her cheeks, and ducking her head) **
"REALLY DUDE, every time your Amuma (Basque for grandmother) pulls that thing out I cringe.. I'm trying to save you that pain later in life..."
This gets an actual laugh.... I am hoping that he will think of that face when the Photography guy whips out his camera... failing that, I told the story to his amazing aides at school when I dropped him off this morning, I hope it works..
I get to have a similar conversation with Ben next week. Sigh.
* No actual School Photographers were harmed in the writing of this blog
**This picture is not available for public viewing...ever.