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about DS's nursery photo's...

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glaskham Wed 03-Jun-09 09:41:18

DS had his nursery photo's taken yesterday. I had put him in a twice ironed (as in i re-ironed it first thing so it was 100% crease free!!) polo shirt... not just a plain white one either, it was a school polo with the school bagde on the chest. It was perfectly clean and looked lovely.

Anyway, DS comes home yesterday and says the teacher made him put a school jumper on for his picture and messed his hair for the picture- which he'd got me to spike it in the morning so it'd look 'cool' for his picture. He was really upset that his hair was messy and not spiked for his picture...

AIBU to think its not up to the teacher to decide what my DS wears for his photo? I wanted him to have his photo in his polo shirt... and last years photo was taken in his nursery jumper, i wanted him in his polo shirt this time.... hmm

HSMM Wed 03-Jun-09 09:47:12

I look back through my DD's photos and it really bugs me that I have pictures of her with wonky ties, or with one side of her collar tucked in, etc. It would have only taken a teacher, or photographer a second to say (can you just move that tie/collar/whatever).

glaskham Wed 03-Jun-09 10:18:49

I mean i'm going to buy the photo anyway, purely so we can give grandparents and distant relatives the mini-photo's... but i'm just a little upset that the teacher took it upon herself to decide how my DS was going to be dressed for his pictures, and also making him upset that his hair was messy for putting the jumper on.

If it was important for them to be wearing the school jumper then why wasn't we told to put them in their jumpers? The school polo is just as much his uniform as his jumper is!!

Argh- the more i think about this the angrier i get!!

It must have been a 'lost property' jumper or something too, which means it may have been put on loads of children, my DS's polo was clean and smart, when he came home it was still fully clean so it couldn't have been to cover mess on his top!! angry

crankytwanky Wed 03-Jun-09 11:04:52


I don't really see the point of them being in uniform.

gagamama Wed 03-Jun-09 11:27:12

I guess if they know the photos are going to be sent far and wide to grandparents and relatives the school wants to make the children look as smart and 'uniform' as possible? I don't know. Although I think YABU slightly to think that your DS should have more of a say in how he looks in the photo than the teacher - can you imagine how they'd turn out if the kids had free creative reign!

You could always refuse the photos and get your own photos taken to your specific requirements elsewhere.

glaskham Wed 03-Jun-09 12:22:19

gaga- My son wanted his hair spiked, which we normally do at weekends and if we have time in a morning... i'd done his hair before nursery specially for his pictures so his hair wasn't a mess... But as the teacher decided to put a jumper on hm it messed his hair so that will look a mess now.

On the uniform stance i should say nursery uniform isn't compulsory- but i put my DS in uniform every day... the fact that he was wearing a clean smart nursery polo shirt should have been enough.

I'm considering not having the photo's and taking some myself...

FabulousBakerGirl Wed 03-Jun-09 12:23:26

Uniform at nursery??

nappyaddict Wed 03-Jun-09 12:25:30

Did they have class photo so they wanted them all to look the same?

glaskham Wed 03-Jun-09 12:27:06

no they only have them on their own or with other siblings if they have them at the school (which my DS doesn't right now)

FabulousBakerGirl Wed 03-Jun-09 12:31:20

I would take my own if it was annoying me that much.

I was disappointed that my son had his photo taken with a mark on his sleeve aquired that morning. Woul dhave been £30 to have it airbrushed out shock. We decided to have it as it was as it is him, ie messy.

kiddiz Wed 03-Jun-09 12:52:39

When my dd was in the nursery class at primary school she had to wear the same full uniform (including a tie) as the rest of the school. It wasn't optional either.

nappyaddict Thu 04-Jun-09 09:56:34

Whenever I was at school we did have to wear all the uniform. so shirt and blazer for us. I don't think they ever told us but that's cos we weren't allowed to school without our blazers even in the summer.

At your DS' school do the children have to have their jumpers with them every day?

Longtalljosie Thu 04-Jun-09 10:04:29

The teacher couldn't possibly have known you particularly wanted him in his polo shirt though?

titchy Thu 04-Jun-09 10:43:20

Spiked hair to make a pre-school child look 'cool'.... hmm

RumourOfAHurricane Thu 04-Jun-09 10:48:35

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rasputin Thu 04-Jun-09 10:51:42

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LastOrders Thu 04-Jun-09 10:56:17

My DS's first school photo is terrible.

The photographer thought it a good idea to brush all his hair forward. If you look on profile you'll see he does not have the type of hair you can brush forward. He looks like the mamlet man in the photo booth, but with a combforward rather than a combover hmm....

I bought it, but it's not going on view. Unfortunately.

And YANBU about the hair/jumper thing, though it may've helped to mention to teacher that you wanted a polo shirt shot only.

LastOrders Thu 04-Jun-09 10:58:08

Rasputin - When the photographer does something to the child that isn't 'natural' such as the brushing hair forward thing, then yes, it does matter!

Especially as they then want us to pay £12 for it...

rasputin Thu 04-Jun-09 11:01:42

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ilovesprouts Thu 04-Jun-09 11:04:45


lucyellensmumisgreat Thu 04-Jun-09 11:09:30

I have just got the picture back from our nursery - i love it!! My DD is one of the only children not wearing her uniform, so she stands out well grin The uniform is non compulsory. She does wear one but by the end of the week she is in her "civvys" They didnt do they lining the kids up military stylee, it looks like one of those expensive studio pics.

Personal choice how you dress your child, i personally prefer to see little boys running around with wild man of borneo hair. My DD does as she doesn't tolerate me brushing it. I do notice that her hair had been "sorted" for her picture - im not fussed, good luck to them taht they managed to sort it.

Honestly, i think there is a whole lot more important stuff to stress about.

rasputin Thu 04-Jun-09 11:12:25

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spinspinsugar Thu 04-Jun-09 11:15:17

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lucyellensmumisgreat Thu 04-Jun-09 11:16:08

School photos are very hit and miss, id rather the minging jumper and messed up hair with a happy smile than cool jumper, polo shirt and scowl or dopey face

Hassled Thu 04-Jun-09 11:18:47

It could be worse - DS3 told he he'd done his "Han Solo smile" for his school photo yesterday. This turns out to be some weird lop-sided grimace that the Lego Han Solo figure does - I can't wait to see the result . What he was wearing will be irrelevant.

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