There’s Something About Gretchen

June 14th, 2013

There’s Something About Gretchen - Kids

“This is my 5th grade school picture. I thought my hair looked awesome. My mother thought differently.”

(submitted by Gretchen)

35 Responses to “There’s Something About Gretchen”

  1. Mikey says:

    Aw Gretchen, you were a very pretty girl, who cares if you had a little static in the hair.

  2. Brenda says:

    I am sure it was Lifetouch Photography.

  3. Sarah says:

    I think it’s really nice to see a whole page (ie all) of positive comments. I think one of my school ID’s would take the cake though……

  4. Veronica says:

    Aww, she is super cute. I don’t know whether the hair adds or detracts from the cuteness, though…

  5. Kevin K.. says:

    She looks great! Hair tornado!

  6. Sue says:

    When I was in the first grade, I was on a real arts and crafts kick. The night before the class picture, I made a “lovely” headband from tissue paper and a bow, which I insisted on wearing it to school. I can’t remember whether my mom made a fuss, but my teacher tried for about 10 minutes to get me to take it off before the photo was taken.

    I crack up every time I see that photo of my beaming self in the front row of the class picture, proudly wearing that silly headband.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Lol she’s cute

  8. Alaina says:

    It’s cute. From a time when 12 year olds looked like 12 year olds.

  9. Dawn says:

    If this was an 80s photo, the hair may have been intentional. The bigger the swoosh bang the better.

  10. Jessica says:

    Usually the photographer had those disposable combs on picture day and would use them on kids

  11. Sue S. says:

    This was a huge trend in the late 80’s/early 90’s. We (the teachers) used to call it ‘hen hair’. If moms wouldn’t let the girls tease their bangs at home, they’d do it at school. The higher, the better, finished off with a good long spray of Aqua Net.
    Gretchen is adorable. I bet she was really happy with her bangs that day. 🙂

  12. Alex says:

    It was NJ. It was the 80’s. Good times!

  13. mom of four says:

    Shes adorable! i love that her hair is just a crazy blast and she is just smiling away! lmao that is just the best! bet you have a lot of fun with her, shes very pretty!! my hair was just crazy as a child… always a rats disaster! blessed mom!

  14. Joanne says:

    Awww you poor thing! seriously wasn’t there a teacher around to say “Hey let me fix your hair a bit before you get your picture taken” ? I have a shot similiar to this!

  15. Al says:

    A lovely natural photo of a pretty young lady, the hair and the smile are great.

  16. Jeff says:

    I swear it looks like some science teacher is holding a balloon above her head off camera.
    “Look kids…electricity!”

  17. Gardenwife says:

    Big bang theory!

  18. Reginna says:

    Just look at how happy she is, though. That’s a real smile and not one of those fake photo smiles. I’m guessing she was extremely proud of herself for doing her own hair and believed she looked fabulous!

  19. dawnhatchett says:

    that is hilarious! an attempt at mall bangs with her fingers?

  20. Elizabeth says:

    What can you say? She has an electric personality!

    PS…with that grin, I bet she pulled some good shenanigans! (Maybe she still is!)

  21. Andrea says:

    I’m Gretchen’s Mom …. she did not leave the house that way on picture day.

  22. Katelyn says:

    Failed attempt at perm bangs.

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