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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