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Say Cheesy! 25 School Photos So Awkward You'll Want to Keep Your Kids Home on Picture Day

By Meredith Carroll |

Awkward school photos

A beautiful mind

You can brush their hair just so, dress them to the nines and tell them to smile, but when you send you kid to school on the day the annual photos are taken each autumn, there’s no telling what will happen.

Which is why maybe it’s best to keep them home on that day.

Otherwise, beware one of these pictures that will somehow find a way to come back and haunt them on a Facebook page near you (and everyone else, too):

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School Photo Fails

Look who's talking

One of these things is not like the other. Although not really.

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About Meredith Carroll


Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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