Class pictures are so funny, because everyone unfailingly falls into one of two categories:
1. Yes, they meant to wear that communion dress/Thundercats tee shirt/eyesore of a sweater; in fact, they picked it out special because it was picture day.
2. Um, yeah, their parents totally forgot it was picture day.
Even funnier? I have no idea which category I fall into in this first grade photo.
Let's zoom in, shall we?
There's no denying that I look stupid happy to be wearing my Punky Brewster Halloween costume (that's what it is, right?). But did I know it would be memorialized on film for all time?
Obviously, in second grade, I came prepared:
Oh, oversize bow sweatshirt, you are so fine...
Peep the turquoise turtleneck and matching tights!
Here, from 3rd grade through 6th, are outfits I chose specifically for picture day:
THIRD GRADEI cannot defend the sweater, which seems to be part of a psychedelic series (see the 5th photo in my 2007 Go Fug Myself post), or the stoner face, but I will say that my supposed "best friend" Halima told me I would look prettier with my hair tucked behind my ears, which was clearly an act of sabotage.
Hello from Amish Country! Wish you were here! (I tell myself that this would look better if the bow were straight... and I'm going to keep telling myself that.)
FIFTH GRADEI think I got this at MoMA. I was ahead of my time. It looks kind of like Picasso tried to tackle the miracle of conception. The boys in the front row were, alternately, amused and not amused.
SIXTH GRADEThe only thing worse than this outfit is the knowledge that at some point that year I wore that tapestry vest backwards because of Kriss Kross.
I should start a website for this stuff, right? I'll probably get a book deal. Just look at Awkward Family Photos! Or We Have Lasers, which is more about the laser background than the fashion...Must stop blogging now to purchase pictureday.com....