Friday, April 22nd, 2011
They grow so fast
Yearbook photos are taken in the fall. These are our spring photos. Her teacher this year asked via e-mail: What is the reason for the robot helmet? When we take the class photo I would like for her not to have it on.
I replied: Whoops, sorry for the confusion. The helmet is only for the single portrait photo. The whole-class photo would have no helmet, if only because robot bigotry is institutionalized at our school. The Rebel Alliance had the same problem. You didn’t see R2 or C3PO donning medals after the Death Star was destroyed. And don’t get me started about how Chewbacca got slighted. But, specifically about the helmet, if I’m paying for the photo, and it’s not for the yearbook, why not? And, my daughter thinks it’s fun.
It doesn’t hurt that our principal is from the UK and grew up watching Doctor Who. And, seriously, class photos are never good. They never capture your kid’s spirit. Last year’s photo was angled a little high, making my daughter’s forehead look big. This year’s is pretty spot on though. Nice sheen.