So the boys got their school pictures back. Have a look and then we shall discuss...
I don't know why I opted for the BLUE background. It's a little too blue. Like, unnaturally blue. If I were the type to hang pictures like these on my wall, that color would go with zero things that I have. Also, what is with the inconsistency in the poses? J's is all sit-up-straighty with about a foot of dead space above his head and TBone's is all close up & like he's about to say his nightly prayers. (side note: Tbone's prayer last night: "thank you for fruit.... and thank you for plants.... if we didn't have plants, the Earth would be dead to me.")
They both definitely look like fake smiles but JBird pulled his off better than T did. If I had no photography skillz I'm guessing I'd make Tbone get a retake. But as it is it sorta captures his personality in a funny way.
Some reference points:
Gty in 3rd Grade
I would have SO been crushing on ^^^^ circa 1981.
Landee in 1st Grade
Gotta love the mauve corduroy overalls. I remember those being extremely roomy & comfy. And not nearly as difficult to get off to go to the bathroom as you'd think.