Thursday, August 25, 2011

First Day Of School: Mom Fail

This week was our first week of school. I got the wee ones up and ready bright and early for their first day. We have a tradition that we take pictures on our front step the first day of every school year. It's so fun to look back over the years (ok, so it's only been four) and see how much they've grown. They are now taller than the door handle. Much taller.

I ushered them outside for our photo shoot, just in time before we had to leave to pick up carpool and get to school on time. I grabbed my camera as I headed out the door and got them arranged on the front porch.

I turned on my camera and looked through the lens. Oddly, I couldn't take a photo. I pulled the camera away from my eye to puzzle it out. Oh. Hmm. "Battery Exhausted" flashed away at me.

I sighed and mentally cursed myself for not having oh, I don't know checked the battery or simply charged it just in case because this was a Big Day. Grumbling, I ran inside, having the brilliant idea to simply use my point and shoot - hoping against hope that this camera had battery to spare.

Unfortunately, the point and shoot has seen better days, and the photos it now takes aren't exactly the best. Evidence?

So ummm because I wasn't satisfied, I decided to "recreate" the first day of school on the second day. Because my camera battery had now been plugged in for 24 hours and there was no way I was failing again. Do you think they'll notice in ten years that this was taken on a Mass day because Mister Man is in his full uniform and that it was therefore not truly a first day of school picture?

I sure hope not. I'm going with the same theory for when I make up errr guesstimate the information for their baby books. Someday. Eh, just sign me up for Mother Of The Year and be done with it.

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Pat August 25, 2011 at 2:13 PM  

They look adorable--the point-and-shoot camera did just fine and the second day photos are great, too! I did the same thing with my boys, too, only I took their photos individually. I liked seeing their heights compared to the doorknob, too. I think I did that every year of school, though I might have missed a few high school first days--they were definitely not interested in posing when they were too-cool teens!
I hope LM and MM each has a wonderful school year.

Tara R. August 25, 2011 at 2:17 PM  

They looks ready to go. They won't remember the double photo days.

Hope they have a great school year.

Heather E August 25, 2011 at 3:46 PM  

your kids are absolutely adorable and so precious. i hope they are having a good first week back :)

ps: they won't know!

Flawless Mom August 28, 2011 at 11:14 PM  

Not a fail at all! Do you know how many parents wouldn't even think of doing the first day of school pics?? I'm one of those parents. But now that you've given me the idea, I'll make sure my camera is ready the first day of kindergarten. Is two years long enough to charge a battery?

Headless Mom September 2, 2011 at 4:38 PM  

They are darling! I don't think I've ever seen pics of them. And no, Mass day isn't a big deal vs. first 'real' day of school. Honestly, in 20 years you probably won't remember either!

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