Erica clued me into a very funny blog that pays homage to elementary school pictures that used laser beams in the background. "We Have Lasers!"
This had me reminiscing about Erica and Griffin's horrible backgrounds. One in particular stands out. Griffin brought home his packet of backgrounds to choose from, I think there was 3. I don't remember the other 2, but there was one horrendous background of a desert scene and a huge ugly wagon wheel in the foreground.
I brought Griffin over to the table on picture day and repeated over and over, very slowly to him "WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T PICK THE WAGON WHEEL ONE." I explained to him that I wanted the nice plain background. He assured me he would as he skipped off to school in his multi-colored gecko t-shirt.
A couple of weeks later he brought his pictures home from school and proudly showed me this: