Ahhh, School Picture Day. If you're lucky, your little darling gives you the flyer, and you know it's coming. But sometimes, it's just a last-minute surprise.
Regardless, it's a big day. Grandma's waiting for those updated photos, after all, and those new frames you bought on sale won't fill themselves. So you need to be ready. But there's something about School Picture Day ...
That makes your children forget how to smile and only bare their teeth like angry wolves, thereby making you wonder why you sprung for Package D for $29.99.
That reminds you your daughter needed her bangs trimmed. A week ago.
That lets you study the complexity of a cowlick up close.
That makes your son extra chatty while he's brushing his teeth that morning, resulting in the inevitable dribble of white toothpaste down his brand-new, straight-from-the-closet brown shirt.
That tells everyone what an inept seamstress you are, since all the threads are hanging from the top button - the only one showing in the photo.
That reminds you your children might not own any shirts without cartoon characters on the front.
That makes you really, really happy there's such a thing as Retake Day.