A comment, though, regarding homeschooling and school pictures.
I have shown my complete lack of understanding of boys over and over - and especially of boys who live in the country, don't participate in lots of "peer group" activities, and are really a little too masculine to worry about trading pictures of themeselves.
But yet....when autumn rolls around, I start thinking about school pictures, getting the boys' pictures taken, Christmas cards and pictures for the grandparents. And it becomes a bit of a frenzy for me (you try to get 4 boys to all stay clean, smile and look in the same direction at the same time - I challenge you!) to get some good pictures, purchase the appropriate number to distribute, etc.
So, I am a little nuts. I can live with that.
And, for good measure, let us not forget the handsome fellow, from whom they inherited their good looks!
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one's youth.
Blessed is the man
whol fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies
in the gate.
Psalm 127:4-5 ESV