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14 Lessons We Can All Learn From Our School Pictures

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1. It's very important to start off your day with a positive attitude and a huge smile on your face.

Like, the biggest smile you can possibly imagine.
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Like, the biggest smile you can possibly imagine.

2. First impressions are key, so make sure to look SHARP SHARP SHARP!

With the polos tucked in and your overalls ironed, people are going to take you seriously.
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With the polos tucked in and your overalls ironed, people are going to take you seriously.

3. But whatever you choose to wear, make sure you're comfortable.

Perhaps Turtle pajamas are a little too comfortable, but the thought is there.
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Perhaps Turtle pajamas are a little too comfortable, but the thought is there.

4. Be sure to always be up to date on important and topical issues.

Ain't no party like a Y2K party!
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Ain't no party like a Y2K party!

5. It's always better to be overly prepared than not prepared at all.

Why not get schoolwork done while taking a school photo? Makes sense.
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Why not get schoolwork done while taking a school photo? Makes sense.

6. Take the time to always leave the house with your hair looking extra fly...

It might take hours to perfect your 'do, but it's worth it.
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It might take hours to perfect your 'do, but it's worth it.

7. …but if you're in a hurry, sensible butterfly clips will always do the trick.

Never forget the clips.
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Never forget the clips.

8. It's extremely valuable to have a go-to signature pose for any spontaneous photo op.

"Mom, stop, you're embarrassing (leg up, head turn, smile) me!"
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"Mom, stop, you're embarrassing (leg up, head turn, smile) me!"

9. A simple accessory (or two) can really complete a look.

And nothing says "I'm ready to get some work done" like a choker and dangle earrings. Nothing.
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And nothing says "I'm ready to get some work done" like a choker and dangle earrings. Nothing.

10. You will always be able to count on your siblings to be there through thick and thin.

With each other, you can get though any situation, one matching outfit at a time.
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With each other, you can get though any situation, one matching outfit at a time.

11. If you truly, madly, deeply love someone with all your heart, let the whole world know!

Kevin McCallister loves you too.
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Kevin McCallister loves you too.

12. Before leaving the house, make sure you have everything you need to get you through the day.

Cartoon lunch box? Check. The most stylish book bag an eight-year-old could ever have? Duh.
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Cartoon lunch box? Check. The most stylish book bag an eight-year-old could ever have? Duh.

13. Never be afraid to show the WORLD your natural born talents.

And let's be real, you can still play a mean "Hot Cross Buns" on that clarinet.
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And let's be real, you can still play a mean "Hot Cross Buns" on that clarinet.

14. And finally, ladies always love a man in uniform.

Ohhhhhhh. Sooooo official!
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Ohhhhhhh. Sooooo official!