Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nico's school pictures* - take our poll!

We just received Nico's school photo today. I don't know if we should schedule a retake or just let things be. Nico went to school with his hair washed and neatly combed, but when he got there, he enlisted a friend to help him style his hair into a mohawk (or more accurately, a fauxhawk). Voila! Here is Nico's third grade picture:

Nico's 3rd grade pic

Last year's photo was OK. Nico wore the corduroy jacket I picked out for him and he kinda smiled. He told me later that he had actually practiced this particular smirk. Here is Nico's second grade picture:

Nico's 2nd grade pic

The previous year, for his first grade school picture, Nico put on the nice blue sweater I picked out for the occasion. Unbeknownst to me, he wore a Transformers Optimus Prime t-shirt underneath that he had planned all along to wear for the photo shoot. So, when he got to school, he took off his sweater and "forgot" to put it back on. For his photo, he has an odd smug/guilty expression on his face. Here is Nico's first grade picture:

Nico's 1st grade pic

Vic and I are not sure if we should settle for this year's current photo or schedule a retake. We don't know if the grandparents will want an 8X10 photo of their grandson being a prankster, but then again, the image really does capture his essence. Help us decide.

Should Nico sign up for a school photo retake?

* Sorry for the blurry, weirdly orange-tinted images - I don't have access to a scanner, so I just snapped cameraphone pics of these photos.


janet said...

get a retake! we're getting one for leah (different reasons, hahaha) but the woman at school said you should put what you didn't like about the photo on the envelope so the photog doesn't take the same picture again. you can put "no mohawk!!!"

Joe Drungil said...

I'm already excited for next year!

Claire said...

Keep it! Nico obviously has you beat on this school picture thing (sorry!) and he will find a way to triumph for the retake as well! This will be awesome in the yearbook.

beseechingbethany said...

I LOVE it! Pictures are meant to convey a person as they are at a specific moment, not to make everyone think that your family is picture perfect! Don't you DARE get a retake.

alice said...

no retake! it's a piece of rebel history.

Josh Suvak said...

Fresh. He's developing his personal swag at a young age.

HapaMama said...

Two can play that game, you know! Next year, you must *insist* that he dye his hair blue and wear a ripped t-shirt... then he will have to rebel by wearing a button down shirt ;)

Lisa said...

Good plan! But by next year, he'll probably have the whole reverse psychology thing figured out!