This Friday is the Wichita County students picture day. Abigayle brought her picture folder home last week. It came complete with the various packages that parents could choose from such as a different assortment and quantity of pictures. Each package had different prices, of course.
Something that was new in the last couple of years is that you can now choose the background color of your pictures. Pretty kool, huh?
Something that I was surprised to see was that, for a substantial increase in the price, the artists at the photography lab will now do such things as color over any blemishes and/or facial scars that may be present on your child's face, brighten and whiten his or her teeth, straighten the student's hair and make it look perfect.
Boy, when my sisters and I were growing up, your parents just got what they got. If their child had rooster tails, acne all over their face, green teeth, that's how they looked in their pictures. No big shocker there! But now, when friends and family come to visit at your house and they gaze at your picture wall, they'll see your family pictures with your children's school pictures right next to them. Problem is that the student pictures will paint that person as being perfect. The family picture might show that your child actually looked normal and was complete with a pimply face, had purple or missing teeth and had forgotten to brush his or her hair that particular day.
Go figure! Once these artists discover a way to block out the student's braces, he or she will find out how he or she would look if they were picture perfect. I, for one, am not too sure that this is a good thing. Some kids already have problems with low or no confidence at all. If they have to look at that flawless photograph every day and face the reality of how they actually looked in their pictures and today, it may be alot to handle...
Just another of MY many opinions.