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School photograph this afternoon..

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Raahh · 11/06/2008 12:26

forgot all about it as DS was ill yesterday (gearing up to getting chickenpox from DD i fear).

But my thing is- I have hundreds of pictures of him- and he is only 5, and I can't see this years picture being any differnet to last years, tbh. Would i be really mean to say "no, I am not paying x- amount' I get to see him every day in the flesh!!!

(I staunchly refused to buy the etched glass thing with his image in it at xmas, because it was £30 quid!! I know the school gets a cut, but £30 for a lump of glass!)

Sorry for rambling, am fed up ,and have calomine lotion in my hair!

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fryalot · 11/06/2008 12:28

you don't have to buy it.

And they don't really think "mum didn't buy the school photo, therefore she doesn't love me, I'm off to the garden to eat worms"

We just think they will think that!

MaryAnnSingleton · 11/06/2008 12:30

no you aren't being mean - I hate the backgrounds in them and they're usually,with the odd exception nowhere near as good as my own photos of him - I however end up forking out because I can't bear the thought of ds being unwanted [pathetic emoticon] ...I am now thinking about whether to cough up for his yr 6 year book which has photos taken by school photographer which you stick in and is generally a flimsy tacky thing and which they require £16 for !!
Etched glass thing sounds charming

Mutt · 11/06/2008 12:31

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Raahh · 11/06/2008 12:34

i know...i just have a very competitive sister who has a house as a shrine to her ds and buys EVERYTHING ( only one, needless to say!). Doesn't help that that she is on the bl*dy pta at the same school!

I will NOT be bullied!{grin]

And since it is after lunch, he will be covered in yoghurt and paint anyway!

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Wags · 11/06/2008 12:36

We had to buy ours in a pack - so the cheapest option was £15. That included a large photo of DD, a class photo and 4 small individual ones. Its not the best photo of DD but we got it and will continue to do so as I think its more for her when she is older. I love looking back at my school photos every now and then and having a laugh. I just think it represents a moment in time from when they are at school and for that reason will buy them each year however hideous they are

Raahh · 11/06/2008 12:37

the etched glass thing was sweet, but we also had to fork out for coaster/ placemats/ mouse mats designed by the kids with their own designs on them, a tea towel and a calendar. I decided a line HAD to be drawn!!

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Wags · 11/06/2008 12:39

Think we did have the option to also get DD's face stuck on all sorts of other things. Didn't even bother looking at the leaflet enclosed. School photo tucked away for posterity is one thing. Mug or lump of glass..... step too far for me!

Raahh · 11/06/2008 12:39

And i agree it is nice to look back on, but imo he looks EXACTLY the same now as he did this time last year (only taller, but htat doen't come out on a photo)

Once Dd starts, it will be nice to get ones of the two of them, as i find it impossible to get them to sit together without fighiting! lol!

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melpomene · 11/06/2008 13:32

I'm not buying dd1's class photo (£8.75 for a small unmounted photo ). The kids' personalities don't come across in it, and besides, I have much nicer photos of all her friends from school which were taken at her party last month.

I did think it was funny that dd1's teacher, who always wears glasses, took off her glasses for the photo, though.

southeastastra · 11/06/2008 14:10

i didn't buy my son's one one year and he said all the children said it was because he wasn't lovely enough!

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