Work it. Own it.

This morning was our first day back at Preschool in over 2 weeks! I was a little, shall we say, excited, and Daisy was pretty pumped too. Adults aren’t much fun – especially of the cranky Mum kind who has been dealing with 4 days of constant poo from Harper. I think she has Bali Belly. In any case, gastro and nappies do not mix. I cannot cope with any more poo. Or washing. Or nappy rash. Poor thing. Poor me. Poor bottom. Poor us.

When we were there Daisy’s Preschool snaps were there ready to be picked up. They are old school and cute and just as I remember they were from when I was a kid – perhaps things are fancier in Sydney but these are hilariously dated. But cute. Until…

Um. What’s that on the second row?

Ride ‘em cowgirl?
This is me, just sitting, looking relaxed. As I do.
You’re making me do what? Like that? How funny! Really?

I can’t get over them. It’s a mixture of hilarity and confusion and just why on earth would you make a kid pose like that? And just WHY ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH do they insist on vomity pastel backgrounds? STILL? I know they were de rigueur in 1987 but still? This is as close to pageants as this Mama and toddler are going to get…

  • http://vanessawith3.wordpress.com/ vanessawith3

    Ummmm, the pose. O.K.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03297945290586044001 1000 Homes of Happiness

    hmmm, it appears there are no changes at all in the kinder photo’s from my youth to the ones my twinnies came home with. Same (icky) pastel background, token talking on the old telephone shot, pretending to paint and a few shots climbing metal bars and the like.

    and that pose..ahem?!

    xoxox

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09334181966209041832 Corinne – Daze of My Life

    Hahahahahahaha! Oh I needed that laugh today! Love it! So natural, so now. They’re keepers!

    PS – Lil has the same cardi.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05734856795923488026 Rachael

    Is she on some sort of fake horse? It’s kinda country. But also a little um creepy!! But funny!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09148087567837108169 ashley

    This has made my day! I freaking love the pose! Daisy pulls the look off flawlessly- totally adorable- nice to know some things haven’t changed! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08156015996147898156 Glowless @ Where’s My Glow

    Well it’s obviously a great pose because it means you can see her super cute boots!
    My kindy photo is me half way up a climbing rope looking coyly over one shoulder – I was always an exhibitionist.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08404421856986720832 Kerri Sackville

    That’s brilliant. My kids had their school pics taken recently. They made 3 year old Boo (in her own words) ‘hug a tree’. As you do…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13041011727783934765 Ellie

    ha ha that photo made me snort.

    Classic 21st party photo. Love it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08110730276139946737 Peta

    And in a skirt, too!

    Good things she’s cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03493854657141470059 Super Sarah

    Love it! Our Sydney preschool is toying with the trend of preschool photographs where they put the kid in a box. Hmmm. Ok. Whatever.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06124224647059797583 kim at allconsuming

    Our school pics feature the class draping casually over playground equipment. It’s both endearing and threatening in an imminent Lord of the Flies kinda way.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06407388573417565784 Virginia

    That’s just, ummmm, a little bit weird!! Maybe it’s a country thing?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    Very toddlers and tiaras! She looks super cute regardless, but yeah, enough with The Pony Club poses ploise.
    I dodged Angus’ preschool photos, they were having them on a day he isn’t there and I was only too happy not to pay the FIFTY FIVE BUCKS for a portrait and class shot. I think we will have enough memories once he starts school. Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07648204470712239011 Amy

    Gorgeous….and weird. Very weird. You HAVE to buy them though, they’ll make a great story for her when she is older.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15709892778460619439 ClaireyH

    But where are the images iPod her on the slide, doing a painting, climbing frame??

    The model shot is marvelous, can’t believe they made her pose like that, at least she is smiling perfectly.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15761220164069379437 Maxabella

    WTF? Seriously?

    Is this 1982 in Austin Texas or the local preschool 2011? If the Badoo didn’t have that exact same spotty cardi, which I KNOW we bought only a year ago, I wouldn’t be able to pick it. Again, I say, WTF!? x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01556432714220385619 Amelia {Weddings, Babies… Everything}

    It’s gorgeous and strange at the same time. Gorgeous Daisy, but honestly who makes a 4 yo pose like that?! Xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15086980189762813286 [Good Mum Hunting]

    Bwahahahahah, best thing I’ve seen all week, hands down…

    Go Daisy go, YEEHAWWWWWW

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15742167397662346566 Corrie

    tears.running.down.my.face.can’t.stop.laughing!
    she is so adorably sweet in those photos but you do have to love the last 2!!!! it’s like a pose for an older girl! oh my goodness thanks for making me laugh so much this morning! at least you can see the funny side
    corrie:)