Bear's school photos have arrived with the 'please spend a lot of money' letter. There are two poses. The first pose tells a story that bear sat on something extremely surprising just as the photo was taken. The second one says 'Hello ladeez'.
Overall the pictures tell the story of a mother picking up the pack and going, 'How much?!?!?!!!'
The dreaded Christmas card thingy has also arrived. The parents have the privilege of buying craft supplies (actually most parents already have craft supplies but don't let that get in the way of a good rant) then encouraging the child to make a Christmas card at home, then it gets sent into school who send it off to be turned into an over priced pack of Christmas cards which the parents have to pay for. Bear has declined to participate and I'm quite glad.
I will probably send in a small donation to the school to represent their cut. It does feel like I'm being mugged.