The beginning of this school year was so hectic for me as we were still gardening and canning and a lot of other things were going on in my life as well.
Unfortunately, I dropped the ball and thought that school photos were one day later in the week than they really were.
When I showed up at school the appointed day and realized my mistake, I quickly remedied it as best as I could, quickly filling out a form, paying my fee, and making sure the teacher got the paper work to get Katya's photo done.
When they came home . . . . my heart sank to my toes, and I nearly cried.
Katya's anxiety at this sudden unexpected change of her routine clearly showed. I was surprised as she had done fairly well the previous two years and it was the same photographer! I would not have expected that my forgetting to warn her of the photos being taken would have created such a difference.
Break my heart! Katya looked so anxious and stressed out!
With the encouragement of some of my more experienced Mom-friends, I sent the photos back and asked for a re-take. I was willing to pay for the retake if need be! But thankfully, they just re-did the photo shoot without a fresh charge.
Check out the difference created by knowing ahead of time that her photo would be taken.
Yes, yes! That is much more like it!!! So thankful for the re-take! Now I have nice photos to hand out to relatives!