It's school picture day today.
For the past couple of nights my wife has been test driving outfits, hairstyles, and having our son practice his smile.
It's as well they should, judging by my Grade 1 picture at the left.
But I still don't get the whole school picture thing and why we insist on doing it.
It's like the landline I cannot convince my wife to cancel, or the cable cord I cannot convince her to cut. We have it out of a comfortable, habitual convenience, not because of any real need.
I have 30 pictures of the boys from our bike ride in the park last weekend. Another 23 from our camping trip the weekend before. There are more than 11 000 pictures in my Flickr account.
Whenever they visit their grandparents, my mom goes online and takes the best photos and orders them a photo book so they can be the star of their own story.
I argue that we don't need to pay a photographer to take pictures of my kid.
The first day of school, we had our boys pose on the front step. Individually. Read More »from With IPhones and Instagram, Do We Even Need "School Picture Day" Anymore?