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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

To Whom It May Concern

11/9/11

To Whom It May Concern,

Please excuse Joe from fitness and/or gym today.He is unable to participate due to today being picture retakes.

While I understand the health benefits of running laps for 10 minutes, I think it's a great concept, however, shelling out $30 for the smallest package of mediocre photos is a high concern for me today.

In anticipation of a lack of mid day grooming he would need for a post workout photo shoot, I felt it necessary to take the steps to avoiding the situation all together.

I have attached my proof of why retakes is  necessary for us today so you can see for yourself on why a sit out is needed today.

First I'd like to show you an example of what Joe would have looked when I sent him to school.




Notice how his hair is straight, his shirt on proper? Also take note of his even complexion. This is a perfect example of Joe in the morning. Before fitness/gym.

This is Joe after fitness/gym...



The sweaty hair clumps, the hanging off the shoulder shirt, and while hard to tell in the cell phone shot, the red face. I can all but smell the sweat that is still on that poor boys temples. Is that steam still lingering on his glasses?

I'm sure you can see why I am reluctant to pay $30 for this photo and why I am taking such drastic measures today so as not to have this happen again.

I say next year, have a fitness/gym day off on picture day. There's no need when fancy clothes and pretty hair is all the rage that day.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Sincerely,
KClinard




40 comments:

  1. The sad part of this is that you would be forced to write a letter such as this. Shouldn't 'they' already plan for this as you so eloquently stated at the end? A little common sense goes a long way.

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  2. I know! I really did write him a letter stating it's just for picture reasons and if they saw his first photo they'd understand. I added that if the photo is done before fitness, then he can participate.

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  3. Amen Sista!! Every year I am so afraid to look at the school pictures when they come home..Joshua never seems to look like he does when he leaves! I hope retakes come out better for you!

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  4. Common sense used in a school? Have you people lost your minds?

    Love,
    Lola

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  5. What happens to our children (particularly their hair) from the time they leave the house until they get in front of the camera? My daughter's hair looks perfectly fine at home, but then I get the picture and I just shake my head.

    My favorite line was "Is that steam still lingering on his glasses?" You are awesome and hilarious!!!

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  6. I'm glad I'm not alone! I remember in my school, even if you did the retakes, your first photo was the one to make it in the yearbook.
    Not awesome.

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  7. Following you back this morning. Thanks for popping in.

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  8. It's sad when you have to write a letter and include photos to prove your point!

    Following you back.

    Regina, the Crazy Nuts Mom

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  9. Thanks for the follow...now following you back!

    Common sense AND a little effort would go a long way in this situation; "They" should have prepared for the picture day that "they" scheduled. However, I must say, your little boy is adorable in both pictures-the before gym pic & post gym pic!!! :-)

    http://scrapbookluv.blogspot.com

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  10. HA! I did the same thing...especially considering my daughter was on her swim unit at the time! There was absolutely NO WAY I was going to slave over a hairstyle the night before, just to have her jump in a pool the period before picture time...I don't know why they just didn't cancel gym or have the pics taken beforehand...it's really the schools fault...I understand your pain ;-)

    Following you back from Letting You Grow
    http://lettingyougrow.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks for stopping in from the hop and giving me a follow. I'm already following you and happy to be this post cracked me up so been there. Have a great weekend.

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  12. Thanks for following, I'm following back.
    Your family is beautiful!

    Lori

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  13. You are too funny! Just thought I'd say Hello! I found you from the hop-from a teachers point of view about picture day- the kids really do care what they look like.....well, some of them:)He He
    Good luck with re-takes!
    Jamie
    lovelongtime.blogspot.com

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  14. I am jealous of your school doing re-takes. My son is actually not smiling at all in his photo and his school doesn't do re-takes. My father lives 2500 miles away and wants the pic anyway since he thinks it's funny :) Thanks for following my blog, following you back, have a great weekend!

    http://wvfrugal-wvsaver.blogspot.com/

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  15. Thanks so much for following! I'm following back:) can't wait to read more.

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  16. You're hysterical! Love your blog, I'm now following you back. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Ha! That is funny. Schools have NO common sense any more! Thanks for the follow. Following you back.

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  18. That is hilarious! I still remember the stress of my own school pictures. Following you back!

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  19. So funny - Thank You for stopping by at Way 2 Good Life
    Find me on Twitter - www.twitter.com/elenka29
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/Way2GoodLife.com
    or through my blog - www.Way2GoodLife.com
    while I am doing exactly the same thing here with your blog

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  20. Came by to follow back, and I love this post! My son had to do re-takes last year for the same reason. Hopefully, it doesn't happen again.
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  21. Got a good chuckle over this. Too true. Thanks for following, following you back!

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  23. Love it you go girl!!!! Hopefully the pic looks wonderful this time! I came by to follow back thank you so much for the follow, and I look forward to reading more from you!

    http://themammahomemaker.blogspot.com

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  24. I know where you are coming from here. I remember having pictures after gym class in high school. I think pictures should be before gym class.

    Following you back from Naturally Healthy Parenting.

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  25. This is hilarious!

    I'm a new follower through the FNF blog hop.

    Great post!

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  26. LOL! GREAT POST!!!

    Stopping by from the blog hop :) Thanks for stopping by my site :)

    Tessa
    thediaryofaworkingmother.blogspot.com

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  27. LOL, OMGosh, I do know how you feel.It's already crazy with the price we pay for pictures then to have our poor kids look like they have been thrown away...burns me up! "Common Sense"!

    New from the blog hop. Hope to see you over at my blog! TY!!

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  28. Lol, your post is so true though.
    Following you back from
    http://imablessedmommy.blogspot.com/

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  29. New Follower from Finding New Friends Blog Hop. Hoping you will follow back! =0)
    My Crazy Life

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  30. Funny letter! Thanks for following me! I returned the favor ;).

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  31. Loved your post, where has common sense gone? I dropped by from the blog hop to become your newest GFC follower, hope you will hop over by my blog @ WV Stitcher when you get a chance. Have a fantastic weekend!

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  32. thanks for coming by! Following u on GFC now :) Your boy looks great and I have no idea why they would want a pic AFTER gym haha...

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  33. This made me laugh! My son's only had a school picture taken once so far and it was ok but I know I have much to look forward to! Thanks for visiting yesterday. I'll try to return the follow when your followers widget reappears!

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  34. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I just found your blog on the Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop, and let me tell you...your blog is gonna be at the top of my read list. HILARIOUS!!!!!! My husband and I are DYING laughing! I love this!

    http://stayathometrader.blogspot.com
    (Try not to let my crazy christmas-ness theme scare you away. It's a short lived thing, I promise!)

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  35. Thanks for stopping by http://www.mckinneymommas.blogspot.com

    We came and found you too! Love this post about your son's "gym" school photos!

    P.S. I'm following you back via GFC!

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  36. thanks for stopping by Couponing & Reviewing in Texas....now following you via GFC

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  37. Hi! I'm passing the "Tell Me About Yourself" blog award to you! Please see my blog post and follow my lead...you can see it here: http://sewfantastic.blogspot.com/2011/11/tell-me-about-yourself-award.html

    Julianne
    www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

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  38. I can't believe they would take the pictures after fitness class. Who does that? I remember when I was younger, they'd take it first thing in the morning. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm following you back. :)

    http://amommyslifestyle.blogspot.com

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