So today we went for church directory pictures.....
I decided late last week that since this will be our first ever FAMILY PHOTO I would go ahead and get the boys dressy Easter outfits and get sister a new Easter dress (as she'll be too BIG for hers by Easter) and have our pic taken all dressed up.
Well that was my first problem.
Apparently, neither Walmart, nor Carter's, nor Oshkosh, nor Nautica, nor any other place I could get to quickly and easily sells DRESS CLOTHES FOR BOYS!!!
Subvet says "Why can't we just get a white dress shirt for each of them and slacks at Walmart and call it good?"
CAUSE WALMART DOESN'T SELL WHITE DRESS SHIRTS FOR BOYS OR DRESS SLACKS!
Now, this is nothing new, I've been griping about it ever since Sonshine was born over 4 years ago...just was particularly irksome as I went "all over hell's half acre" looking for dress clothes last night. (remember I live in the country and to go to Walmart is a 20 min drive one way...it was about 35 min to the other stores). I settled for matching polo shirts and khaki jeans that I ironed a crease in :-).
Well, we get there and (of course) trying to get 3 children (developmentally delayed) between 1 and 4 years of age to all sit still on that little table in a posed position and all look at the camera....and actually SMILE was an absolute circus. But we expected that. What I didn't expect was the hard sell I would get once our pics were ready to view.
OK, Olan Mills take note. I do NOT want some faked oil painting that will gather dust forever. I do NOT want an envelope full of 576 photos that will sit in a drawer gathering dust forever. And most importantly I DO NOT WANT MY FAMILY PHOTOS AIRBRUSHED!
I kid you not. I had to tell her 5 times NOT to "retouch" my pics. Yes, I know we have wrinkles, I happen to love every last one! I want a honest depiction of what we look like now to compare later in life...not some faked up celebrity ad. Whatever happened to just taking a picture...getting enough to send to the family and being done with it?
Next time, we go to Walmart! (although they have their own let me give you a pic that will cover the entire wall in your living room package issues too)
Well, afterward Subvet felt sorry for me and we went out as a (dressed up) family to dinner. Was our first time trying to take the hooligans out in public to eat and I have to say THEY DID WONDERFULLY!!! No fussing, no whining, no crying, no throwing food, no spills....we didn't even leave a mess on the floor! Simple miracles make me smile.
Now if I can just get over rocking out to Guns N Roses the other night...only to discover I was listening to a CLASSIC ROCK station!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sigh, bring on those wrinkledy pictures...I've earned them!