Oh yes, I'm another one of those parents who takes this picture on that first day!
As much as I love to look back over them, I love seeing all the photos that come before and after THE official Back to School photo for any particular year.
Me: "Rea, why are you smiling like that? That isn't a natural smile."
Rea: "I'm smiling! This is the way I smile."
Me: "It's a fake smile! I want a real one! I guess I'll just have to do something really dumb to make you smile!"
Rea: "Well, you won't have to do much!"
Me: "You're quite the smartypants, aren't you?"
Me: "Don't look now, but Zeke is creeping on you through the glass on the front door!"
Layla: "Are we done yet?"
Me: "Done yet? You haven't even looked at the camera once!"
Rea: "You mean I have to wait on her to pose too?? I will be late for school."
Me: "Whose child are you?"
Rea: "Layla, I'm going to be tardy on the first day of school."
Layla: "It's ok! I'll tell your teacher about all the perky squirrels running around in the yard this morning! She'll understand!"
A girl and her dog.
Back to School 2015