To think the original photo would have been fine?

(48 Posts)
embarrassedtwinmum Tue 18-Jun-13 16:13:32

Dt1's teacher needed a word today.

Class photo had to be retaken because he was sticking his tongue out on all three shots and it wasn't noticed until the photographer had sent the class away.
The class were brought back in the afternoon, apparently all hot and sticky with messy hair blush

I'd prefer a pic with one little swine child sticking his tongue out over a photo of a whole class of sweaty children covered in lunch, AIBU?

(Dt1 has been well and truly told off BTW and is in no doubt that school has no sense of humour in these matters.)

YANBU

yes, okay, tongue sticky out not good, but all of my class photos have at least one child not even looking at the camera.

much better than sweaty.
you're the mum, if you don't care then why the hell would anyone else?

McNewPants2013 Tue 18-Jun-13 16:16:35

It wouldn't bother me as a parent if 1 child was sticking thier tongue out, but it may dent sales of the photo.

MrsLouisTheroux Tue 18-Jun-13 16:17:44

What's Dt1?

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 18-Jun-13 16:17:47

Ok, I'll go along with this.
Maybe the other parents wouldn't like a pic of your child doing that. I wouldn't. Maybe addressing the behaviour rather that whinging about this would be more productive.

McNewPants2013 Tue 18-Jun-13 16:18:46

Dear twin (DT)

BabyMakesMyEyesGoSleepy Tue 18-Jun-13 16:19:05

Wouldn't bother me but then I never buy the class photo. I don't want pictures of other peoples kids.

Dackyduddles Tue 18-Jun-13 16:19:09

Sorry bu as you don't care much because it is your child. To everyone else its that silly child ruining it for everyone else and then having to pay for the privilege of having that on their wall.

I agree, if my child I wouldn't care, but I would care if it wasn't.

MrsLouisTheroux Tue 18-Jun-13 16:21:02

They're making a point of it OP.
That one child thinking that they can ruin a formal photo for all/ draw attention to themselves isn't a great character trait.

Loutwenty Tue 18-Jun-13 16:22:25

We just got the proof of ds school photo.

Ds is doing one of those hideous rapper style crossed arm poses.

His school doesn't have a uniform either, so he's wearing a ridiculous hoodie to complete the look.

He's 10.

Loutwenty Tue 18-Jun-13 16:23:05

(he didn't have the hood up, thank goodness and does not usually display rapper style tendencies)

MrsLouisTheroux Tue 18-Jun-13 16:23:39

McNew - ah , TWIN. Thank you!

I'd think it was hilarious. But I may be in the minority.

MrsLouisTheroux Tue 18-Jun-13 16:24:49

Lout grin Why? Just why?!!

If I were the photographer I think I'd pretend to take a few 'funny' shots where everyone could make faces etc before asking them to smile. Get it out of their systems.

ShadeofViolet Tue 18-Jun-13 16:26:48

I would welcome a reason not to buy it. They are always expensive.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Loutwenty Tue 18-Jun-13 16:28:09

I must say though, it's not a formal photo. They are lined up against the playground wall, all casual, leaning on each other like a massive pop band. Some are reclining on the astroturf. They all look bloody miserable to be fair.

DH said it looks like they are being lined up to be shot.

dozily Tue 18-Jun-13 16:29:10

I think this could have been solved with a combination of Photoshop + detention

squeakytoy Tue 18-Jun-13 16:29:49

"Wouldn't bother me but then I never buy the class photo. I don't want pictures of other peoples kids."

I wouldnt look at it that way though.. I still have the class photos from when I was at school and they are a great memory. The photos are not just for you. smile

MrsDeVere Tue 18-Jun-13 16:29:52

I never buy school photos either.
I just keep the 'proof'
School photos are pretty dire on the whole.

My favourite one was one were not a single child was looking in the same direction. I think the photographer must have just given up grin

CPtart Tue 18-Jun-13 16:29:52

I personally wouldn't like it. I want family and friends to look at the picture and coo over my DC not have yours steal the limelight!

Not a fan of these new style photos though anyway tbh.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Tue 18-Jun-13 16:30:22

YABU if they let ONE child appear looking silly, then the rest of them will do it next time. It shows a lack of respect.

McNewPants2013 Tue 18-Jun-13 16:33:43

Ds class photos are put on his bedroom wall. They are for him.

plainjaney Tue 18-Jun-13 16:34:40

LMAO I would have loved that, but I guess other parents might not see it the same way.
Every school photo I ever had of DS (now 20) had his tongue out. It only occurred to me when he got to about ten that it was because he was short tongued and the photographer would make him say 'Cheese'. (try saying cheese with a lisp. Yep, now you get it wink)
I just told him to smile after that and say nothing.

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