I wanna scream right now!!

I just got set up with this really awesome deal for my daughters senior pictures..All she has to do is pass out the info of the photographer at school to get people to get their pics taken with them too and she will get $475 worth of pictures done for FREE! Well she was all for it until she found out she would have to take the senior pics in a couple months and she won't be a senior until next year..I don't see the big deal when we are getting her pictures for free especially considering we are so broke and I'm sure we won't be doing any better off by next year...Either way we are still doing it cause I already told the lady yes and they are FREE. But I'm really pissed right now that she is still gonna expect to get them done again when she is actually a senior..I don't get it!

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    01/06/15
    I took mine the summer before my senior year. That way we could get outside pictures without getting chilled. 'Course I had to pay for mine, too.

    I asked a family friend, had to pay her $50 for her time. She put all the pictures on a CD for me then all I had to do was take the pictures to Walmart to get them developed. We picked the favorites, got one copy of each, asked my friends which ones they wanted, then printed off what I needed.

    For my Grad party and ceremony announcements, I went to a local print company and printed up post cards.. My picture and info for everything with a note to call if they needed directions to anything. I think we spent $150 total and they were all professional jobs, just not as fancy as the other kids'. My parents paid for the announcements, I had to pay for the pictures.

    I know I have littles, but here's an idea.. Tell her she has to do this photo shoot and if she insists on doing more next year then she needs to have the money to pay for them. I know it sounds mean, but since you are already providing her with professional senior pictures, then you shouldn't feel bad for saying no to more.
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    01/06/15
    That makes me feel so much better Tabitha!:-) That is a good idea..She is gonna be looking for a job when school ends this year, so it shouldn't be too hard for her.. But I weren't even thinking about a graduation party! Oh My! Senior year is going to be so stressful..There is senior pics they do at the school to buy, yearbook, prom dress and prom pictures, outfits for senior pics, class ring, cap and gown and who knows what else..I don't know how people do it..
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    01/07/15
    I don't know how my friends families did it either. My mom paid for the essentials-what was needed for the ceremony. We didn't buy any pictures from the yearbook company because we already had those. If I wanted a yearbook, I had to buy it. If I went to prom, I had to find the dress and buy it. the picture my mom just took. The outfits for senior pic were already in my wardrobe. if I wanted a ring, I had to buy it. Walmart has great prices on those, I think I paid $50-$80 for it, and since it was Walmart, I was able to put some down and make payments-I don't know if they still do that or not. I do know my high school had a package through Jostens to buy everything. My party my mom just did something simple-meat, cheese, crackers, chips, fruit (my sis cut a watermelon in half, dug out the insides then put the rest of the fruit it in along with the cut up watermelon fruit), homemade punch, tea and water.

    But we were simple people and found a way to do everything as cheaply as we could... And I think it was just as nice as my rich friend's parties.

    Hugs. You can do this! Start a list, write everything down... Have your daughter make a list about what she wants. Some of the stuff (like the food) you can't buy until you need it, but if you know what you want, you can know how much you need and save for it so it doesn't hit you all at once.
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      01/06/15
      I think that is great you can get such a good deal. One day she will understand. I would tell her that if she wants other pics done that she has to pay for them, or at least pay for a large portion of them. That way she has lots of time to save.
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      01/06/15
      It is such a great deal..And things like this never happen to me..I never get anything for free! I think it's awesome and I wish she would see it the way I do.. My child is spoiled though and it's my fault for that. I wish I could go back and do some things differently.But it's too late now..I just hope it all works out..And I agree that she will have to either pay or help pay if we get them done again
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      a stay at home single mom of two girls. Dashawna who is 15 (the big 16 on the 16th of this month) and Kayla who is 8..I love my girls with everything I have!