I was recently in an office where the person I was speaking with had her office decorated with photos of family members and friends, but she had an entire area of school photos of children of her friends. The photos showed all these all American kids and they all looked so normal. The underlying reality is that many of the kids in the photos are probably monsters, or will turn out to be monsters when they get a little older. Just think of how messed up the kid in the photo above is today.
Parental pride is sometimes grotesque. I remember one woman that ordered tons of her kids school photos and she literally passed them out to everyone she knew. She passed them out like Gideon Bibles; they were everywhere and watch out if you didn’t post it in a conspicuous area for all to see when she came to visit.
I presently have one photo of someone’s’ kid on my fridge. It is of my niece who lives in Paris. I know we don’t have to display it since they probably won’t come around for another year or so, but it’s really OK by me. However I would have to start drawing a like if a second photo were to appear there.