Last week the kids’ school picture proofs came in.
I don’t love school pictures but I get them just to have them,
they get tucked away in their memory boxes.
Caleb, Tessa and Eden all took good pictures.
Then I saw Jonah’s.
I sent him to school in a spring-y plaid shirt-
he looks good in green.
At some point that day
(prior to picture taking)
he decided to unbutton his shirt,
and on his white undershirt he used his markers to draw a Superman logo on his chest.
For bonus points he gave himself the “superman curl” on his forehead.
Then posed like any superhero would…
At first I was annoyed…
I couldn’t help but wonder how come no adults said something to him,
like BUTTON YOUR SHIRT BACK UP?
Tessa informed me that “there are picture retakes, he can retake it.”
I considered that, but then I decided:
this picture is SO Jonah and I want to remember this,
so I’m buying the package
and this is how he’s going to look forever in the yearbook.