04 September 2012

Mystery Legs

The school photos were coming up and I was trying to work out how I could get my kids looking their best.  Not looking like fashion models, just not with messy hair, old faded uniforms and Vegemite on their faces.

(I was heavily pregnant at the time.)

Among various strategies including making sure there were newish cleanish uniforms available, I decided to put Jessie in black stockings on the day.  I was expecting her legs to look a little like this in the photo, only with scrubby white sneakers as they were the only school shoes she owned at the time:

Now I will swear black and blue that I did - I DID I DID I DID - put her in black stockings on the day.   Only her school photos came back and this is what she looked like in them:
I cannot recall ANY day in her entire schooling that she has ever worn non-uniform grey and pink - PINK! - socks to school.  But there must have been one day and trust it to be school photo day.

I didn't promise it would be a particularly interesting blog post.

7 comments:

gartcott aka Penny Hannah said...

Unorganised photos are always best and that particular one will ALWAYS remind you of being pregnant and one day the mystery of the pink and grey socks will be revealed. It's a lovely picture of a very cute wee girl anyway.

Mamma has spoken said...

What a cute school uniform! The public schools don't have them here and the private schools uniforms are drab. Hopefully no one will notice her fashion statement but you....

Hippomanic Jen said...

She's so cute that noone except you will look at her feet.

singlemumof1 said...

I agree with Hippomanic Jen, the last thing I noticed were here legs. That face is just too pretty to notice anything else. Don't worry, it's a mum's job to notice all the little things no one else will see.

Sue Ellen said...

She is adorable, and looks so sweet and innocent in that photo. :)

I can't believe they are allowed to wear sneakers to school, instead of those uncomfortable stiff leather shoes we were forced to wear. Next you'll be telling me that they don't wear itchy grey box-pleat tunics, grey ribbed tights and yellow skivvies in winter. Outrageous! ;)

Tracy P. said...

I love her. If that is her form of rebellion, you are in GREAT shape!!

Crazy Sister said...

I feel your pain. One year I was sick on photos day, and Constable Crazy presented the boy in a trashed shirt with bird's nest hair.

Last photos my girl took out all her gorgeous, perfectly-positioned school-coloured hair clips right before the crucial moment, the better to show off her self-haircut fringe.