School pictures -- what can I say? Zoe looks lovely. Yep, that's a black eye on Maya (She poked herself near the eye with a pencil while doing homework. I didn't see it happen, and she really can't quite account for it. She said she was writing, I said, "What?! On your FACE?!" FYI, I think lovely-looking Zoe had something to do with it -- she was "helping" Maya with her homework, and how much you want to bet there was a struggle over that $#@! sharp pencel?!).
Maya had the black eye when she went to school. The headband, however, didn't quite look that way! It wasn't backwards, for one thing, with the bow flush against her forehead on the INSIDE of the band! The band was UNDER her hair. The bow was demurely TILTED to the side opposite the black eye, to draw attention from the black eye, not sqare in the middle of her forehead. And it was pushed just a WEE little bit further back on her head!
When I opened Maya's envelope to see the picture, my first reaction was, "When's picture make-up day?!" But now I think I'll just have to keep them; they're just so Maya, fake smile, black eye, wonky headband and all!
The Angrier Adoptee, part 1
1 week ago