Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Though I wasn't expecting it, homework has already found its way home and I couldn't be happier. The thought of making collages, diaramas, and anything with puffy paints has me more excited than the possibility of another Kelly-Brenda conflict (I need a reason to keep watching).

Anyway, the first assignment had my daughter and I filling out a worksheet about her favorite things. We just needed to answer the questions, color the images, and attach a collage of pictures of our family, our pets, and our home.

And the last requirement was where I found myself in a dilemma. I love photography and though I do not have the talents of my favorite Shirley, I am snapping away non-stop. So, when it comes to having to choose images that represent our family, I am simply overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task.

Among the considerations:

1) Do I really have to include a picture of my house?? What if that grumpy mom I cut off in the parking lot this morning spies my location and retaliates? I know that sounds like a long shot, but she was wearing head-to-toe spandex and blaring Jock Jams....she's definitely got the crazies.

2) Does the picture of myself have to be a recent one? Would it be inappropriate to include one of me from college when I was many pounds lighter? I do have one from my earlt twenties that has a slight blur, giving the illusion of soft hair and no freckles....

3) I have a really funny picture of my husband that I once used to scare away the bird that was stalking my sliding backdoor. Now that would be funny....until he found out.

So many decisions! The worst part is that these pictures are going in an album with the worksheet to be sent home to each family after its completion. I think I'll make an appointment at Glamour Shots....I imagine my husband will look fantastic in a boa, surrounded by laser lighting.

1 comment:

Amy M. said...

If I am not mistaken, don't you have some beautiful head shots of yourself (and myself) during our "Wouldn't it be great if we made a living as 'extras' in blockbuster movies" phase?