Her first school picture
Takes an hour to make her sit
So very Cordy
I knew in advance that picture day didn’t go well at school. Her teacher told me that it took nearly an hour to get her into the picture room, and even then she didn’t want to get near the flash and the camera. To make it even better, she had split her bottom lip that morning, too.
Cordy used to love getting her picture taken at photo studios as a baby. Proof? OK, if you insist:
See? I told you she loved the camera. But since the summer before she turned two, photo studios have scared her terribly, and after the last attempt at two years old, we haven’t tried taking her back. Her sensory issues have only become worse since then – I can’t imagine she would be able to sit for an entire photo session.
So I wasn’t surprised to find this as her first preschool picture:
A slightly scared, cautiously curious, partially pissed-off look. Yep, that’s my girl. And while at first I was a little disappointed that we didn’t get a smile from her, after looking at it more, I love it. It is a photographic representation of everything that has been going on with her in the past year, and it tells so much. It shows the work the teachers put in to convince Cordy to trust them, letting them bring her into the room. It shows her courage to eventually deal with the stress of the bright, flashing light.
I can’t wait to give this picture to the grandparents.
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