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What would you do?

My ds12 does not want to take his individual pics this spring he says...
1. It's a waste of money
2. It's a waste of time (he could miss his first period class)
3. The poses are dumb
4. Plus he's already took a pic this past fall and that he has not changed.

#3&4 were very funny to me, I told him I want him to take his pic bc as the years go by and he does change.
I said OK we'll ask your dad and see what he says.

But mom's what would you do he does have good points :/

Thanks ladies!


Asked by Anonymous at 5:55 PM on Apr. 29, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)

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Answers (7)
  • I'd let him skip it. He has made some very logical arguments, not just, "I don't wanna." That should count for something.

    Answer by Ballad at 8:56 PM on Apr. 29, 2013

  • I wouldn't make a kid sit for pictures he doesn't want taken. Those posed shots usually suck, anyway.

    Answer by SWasson at 5:56 PM on Apr. 29, 2013

  • I have never been a fan of the professional or school pics -so no, I wouldn't. Just take random pics yourself

    I think he has very valid points

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 5:58 PM on Apr. 29, 2013

  • I wouldn't make him do it. He already did one set of pictures this year so if he doesn't want to I wouldn't worry about it. Go get family pictures taken later if you want some newer ones of him.

    Answer by kmath at 5:58 PM on Apr. 29, 2013

  • I would say unless he has changed deastically in these few months let him not take the picture.

    Answer by Dardenella at 6:12 PM on Apr. 29, 2013

  • Are these pictures at school? If so, I don't blame him. Those pictures aren't always the best. My kids get them twice a year regardless of what I want. They send home proofs and an order form for me to order if I am interested. I like that best because I don't want to pay for crappy pictures.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:51 PM on Apr. 29, 2013

  • Those spring pics are a racket. I don't know anyone who ever got them.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 7:12 PM on Apr. 29, 2013