Today we were having a nice leisurely morning as usual… a little Cheerios and yogurt, some PBS and so on… when I got a call from R2’s school. My little plan of getting his picture taken with no money up front had failed.
So we kicked into gear and got diapers and dressed and so on… I was already in workout gear of a sort, so I decided to just go with it and be Sporty Mommy.
So we went in and dropped off the check right as Richy was getting walked down to the photographer. So we tagged along. Now, this was Richy’s first school picture ever, so I was pretty excited to get to watch. So was Spiderman and the Princess.
Two other special needs kids were first, and they were pretty unhappy about having to sit on the stool and look at the camera, so tensions were rising. Plus, it always confuses Richy when his worlds collide and his Mommy is at school. Not working. So I knew I’d have to handle it just right or we’d have Scowling Richy for his first school portrait.
Off we went to the side, where I told a few jokes and poked him around a little. And, it worked! I ended up having to stand behind the photographer and say goofy things, but it came out very cute and smiley.
After his picture, he was jumping and very excited, and then we had to bail, which brought out the scowl, but only for a minute.
Then the three of us went to the Y, where I worked extra hard so having lunch at Cici’s wouldn’t count against me. All in how you look at it.