Driver's license pictures- didn't think they could make them look any worse, but it seems they have found a way. In accordance with the REAL ID Act, there are certain regulations that Indiana is now following. Of course I might not be upset about these new regulations if I was well rested and 20 pounds lighter!
Regulation 1- no glasses or anything concealing the face. It doesn't matter if your license says you are required to wear them while driving, you can't wear them in the picture. No glasses= no concealing the huge bags under my eyes that come with being a new mom to a baby who is getting up 3 times a night.
Regulation 2- you can smile, but no teeth can be showing. Not that my teeth show a lot when I smile anyway but at least if I smile big enough I can kind of tighten my neck, making the double chin less noticeable. Laugh if you will, but I know someone out there knows what I am talking about.
Regulation 3- no hats or other head covering. What does it matter? The frickin' picture is so zoomed in you can't see most of my head/hair. The hair I spent the precious 40 minute morning nap washing and actually styling. I would have just pulled it back had I known the picture would be so zoomed in you can see each and every pore on my face and the huge bags under my eyes.
I guess I shouldn't complain too much. I was in and out (including unloading and loading from the carseat to the stroller and stroller to carseat) in 15 minutes. And I didn't have to pay the late fee like I did last time because I let the expiration date sneak up on me- it's tricky having a birthday close to the holidays. Hopefully I won't have to pull out the new license too often, unless of course someone wants to card me when I buy alcohol. I will be happy to show the new picture it that is the case!