They grow so fast

Two school photos of my daughter, one in kindergarten wearing a Cyberman robot helmet and one from first grade wearing the same helmet, now with red bows on the sides of the helmet.

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.


6 Responses to “They grow so fast”

  1. Allison says:

    Love your email response and these photos! The little bows are a nice touch!!

    New season starts tomorrow night on BBC America! YAY!

    April 22nd, 2011 at 9:55 am

  2. adrienne says:

    Totally cool. These are the school portraits of a delightfully interesting person.

    April 22nd, 2011 at 11:04 am

  3. John Smith says:

    Dear god, they’re starting with the children this time. Don’t panic, I’ll be right there.

    Edit: For non-Doctor Who fans, ‘John Smith’ is a pseudonym of The Doctor.

    April 22nd, 2011 at 2:12 pm

  4. Gillian says:

    The bows definitely make the look!

    April 22nd, 2011 at 2:46 pm

  5. Penguinmommy says:

    I love the bows… it’s the glories of childhood at their finest!

    I would have been SOOOO tempted to say something about witness protection yada yada yada… lol

    April 23rd, 2011 at 4:14 pm

  6. Kathleen says:

    OMG you totally made me laugh

    April 28th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

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