Friday, August 17, 2012

First Day of School

In the tradition of First-Day-of-School photos, I share with you a scenario you've seen me share in year's past. I'm hoping that I'm not the only one who goes through this. Please, oh please, tell me that your perfect children with their perfect first-day-of-school outfits & perfect first-day-of-school smiles are aliens from another planet?

I now present "First Day of School 2012"...

 Me: Time for the annual First-Day-of-School pictures, girls!

Pazely: Me first!!! Make sure you get a close up of my freckles, too, mom.

Me: And that milk on the corner of your mouth?

Pazely: MOM! Not THAT close!!!

 Me: Ok, Zoey, you're up next!

Me: How about you relax your jaw a bit? Just give me a natural happy look.

Me: *sigh*

 Me: Can I get a close up of you, too, Zoey?

Me: I'll take that as a "NO."

Me: OK! Time for a photo together!!

Me: Just stand a little closer together. And, Zoey, turn off your laser beams.

 Me: Ok, let's try one more time. Please.

 Me: Zoey, remember what she said about her braids. Let's just step away from her hair for a moment.

 Zoey: I will stand here like a rock. You cannot move me. Your pushes are like feathers.

 Me: Please, I beg of you. (*wimpering*) 

*enter Zoey*

Click HERE to view First Day of School 2010.
*One of my faves.*


  1. LOL! This is hysterical, and totally the same routine that my boys try to pull. I think I may have to steal this idea and add funny captions to my photos to make them salvagable :)

  2. that was great! perfect commentary. 'get away from my braids!' LOL. Happy Friday.

  3. Zoey, WATCH OUT FOR THE SPEECH BUBBLE!!! Them there speech bubbles are dangerous.

    Loved this post. Still laughing. I'll be there in 12 days....

  4. This cracked me up! I only have one kid but it's hard enough getting him to cooperate for photos. I think he is giving me the laser beams every time I break out the camera!

  5. have had such fun with these photos. Your kids are totally normal as I figure I could slot my two in there without a problem and those speech bubbles would still work. Love your daughters bright and cheery clothes. Hope they had a great day.

  6. Adorable!!!! In 20 years from now they will adore this!

  7. They're both as cute as can be! How did the first day at their new school go?


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