Monday, September 5, 2011

The Parenting Brigadoon - Good First Day of School Pics

Like mothers all over the world, I force gently and lovingly encourage my children to pose miserably joyfully for that elusive Brigadoon of parenting - a good 1st day of school picture.

Here, on the cusp of 5th and 2nd grades, is this year's attempt, and believe me, this was the best of the bunch. Maya's still fairly willing. Her brother on the other hand... Still, they're pretty cute, if I do say so myself. (Oh, and they're actually both wearing shirts with their respective school logos but I've waved my photoshop wand and caused the logos to disappear - no reason to unduly tempt the internet nasties...)


More red photos can be found over at Ruby Tuesday, which I'm rejoining after a long and unintended summer break :).

17 comments:

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Funny ruby :)

Leovi said...

A nice and sympathetic portrait with funny faces.

Fábio Martins said...

Nice regist with the funny faces

Ralph said...

We have so many first-day pictures, and our children were willing to pose, Until late middle school that is. The facial expressions on yours are joyful, and happy. Your son is acting naturally, and no matter, a priceless pose!

Dina said...

Sweet, colorful, full of life.
Those kids are growing!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Will they maintain their excitement as the school year drags on?

RAINBOW DITTY

Dibs of yellow and dabs of red—
Rainbow colors go to my head!

Dashes of gold and crimson too—
Painted like this I can’t feel blue!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Liz said...

Adorable kids.

My entries:
Moms...Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Cheryl said...

They're adorable, of course. It's been so long, I'd forgotten all about first day of school pictures.

Dinah said...

awwww, they look amazing! one more year and you will have to tear your hair just to get them to pose ;-)

Best Pig Ever

Romina said...

Cheesy smile, they look adorable, lovely photos of your kids.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

handsome children and awesome photo for RT ~Carol (A Creative Harbor) ~ Happy RT ^_^

Dianne said...

I love your narrative ;)

the kids are beautiful but of course you know that

Melissa said...

Such good-looking kids!!

Stephanie V said...

And, like kids everywhere, they oblige - in their fashion.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Yes, they are very cute! :)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

They look adorable - and so grown up!

Carletta said...

Sweet! Lovely smiles!
Your kids are growing up quickly. I know, I didn't have to remind you. :)