Well I don’t know if this is the best school photo ever but it has a story that just made me laugh and cringe at the same time. I’m in San Francisco doing an annual session for a small school and this little boy comes out with a complete tatooo sleeve made from faded magic marker. Just had to know the story so I asked “wow – those are great tattoos. Where did you get them?”
“I did them with my dad. We were playing frisbee golf this weekend and I drew them myself.”
He was so proud.
I had to choke back the laughter as I thought about his mom’s reaction when he came home that day. He would have been so pleased and she would have gone through some levels of confusion, denial, and anger. Then it must have gone up several notches as she realized that this was the week of school photos and that the ink wasn’t coming off no matter how much she scrubbed his arm.
Then I thought of his dad. He would have stumbled through trying to explain it all and how most of his explainations would have resulted in an endless string of “what the hell where you doing?’s”.
And if that were me, I’d also be checking in Chateaux Dog House for a rather extended stay.
Fortunately, it was just one arm so no that sees the school photo will be the wiser. But I’m pretty sure this will stick with me for a while.