I've been feeling guilty for not getting to the girls' school pictures yet. I bought the outfits over the summer so I'd be ready when September hit. Only, much of September, we were stuck inside, due to smoke. And my motivation failed me, the few green air days we've had.
But not today! Today I told myself it was time! After all, I wouldn't want to be taking pictures of Katie in a sleeveless dress when it's cold outside, which it will be at some point. So off, we set.
When I checked the weather, I just looked at the temp, I didn't pay attention to the WIND at all. That turned out to be a mistake. We have 17 photos of Katie's sleeve (and hair) blowing the wrong way.
It's all so very 2020.
One good thing to come out of our mini photo shoot was when I asked Katie, "Do you climb trees?" She said no, but amended that to, "I've never done it before." Well, she was game to give it a shot, so I helped her. "What happens if I fall?" "The ground is right there. It will catch you." I'm a horrible mother.
But she didn't fall. We got her up there, and wedged in place for a few pictures, and I got her back down again without dropping her. She seems pretty happy to have had a new experience.
What's better than wind blowing your hair off your forehead? Transition lens glasses that hide your eyes. Sigh.
One of the girls was making weird faces, so, to get her to smile, I said, "Say 'Jack got detention!' " It made her laugh, but she was like, "Did Jack really get detention? But you said he got detention." She's very literal. When our curriculum had the kids fill out fake passport applications, it mentioned an $80 processing fee. She perseverated on it, "Does it really cost $80 bucks? Were our passports really $80 bucks? But it said $80 bucks." The brain is an interesting thing.