Santa Picture Take 2!

Over the weekend, we battled the crowds and chaos to go to the mall and pick up “THE” Santa photo.  As expected, I opened up the package and saw a very sullen face looking back at me.  Santa was smiling, my son’s clothes looked nice, but my TBP’s face looked absolutely miserable.  The past couple of days, I tried not to let it bother me.  Who cares, right?!

I placed this year’s picture in the frame next to the others. Smiling and happy, Smiling and happy, and then bam…there it is NOT smiling and happy.

I tried to ignore it, but my son caught me looking at the photographic timeline.

“It’s okay, right?”

I couldn’t help myself…”Would you consider doing a retake?”

“Oh…I don’t know…”

“What if we went when it was during the day and it wasn’t crowded?  We could try out the large candy canes again and I think if you remembered what to expect, that you would be more comfortable.  What do you think?”


“You will?”

“Yes.  I will try it again because I know it is important to you.”

At that point, I was feeling many feelings!  I thought about hugging him and saying just forget it.  It is fine.  It tells a different story than other years, but that’s okay.  I also felt relief because I really want a new picture and I experienced tremendous guilt for the same exact reason… I really want a new picture!  I don’t want to give him the impression that he is “less than,” but I also know that parents every year take retakes of school pictures and probably don’t feel guilty…or do they?!

The plan is to go during the day this week.  I will let you know how it goes…or if it even happens.  Cross your fingers!

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