Back to school

Back-to-school pictures can be awesome....or awkward

Aug. 21, 2013 at 8:12 AM ET

The real end to summer is best signified in that one cherished snap taken year after year, whether on the front porch, in the yard, or at the bus stop. Kids sport their school uniforms, or carefully chosen "first day" outfits, while holding up new lunch boxes like shiny trophies and trying not to buckle from the weight of their packed-to-the-gills, oversized backpacks.

Got a First Day of School photo to share with us? Send it by using the "Add Photos" link below. Please include your name and city, and the names and ages of your kids. Or, tweet your photos to #BackToSchoolTODAY. We'll select a sampling to feature in an upcoming TODAY Moms post.


Just in time for back to school, the folks behind Awkward Family Photos are back with a new gallery of goofiness. If it’s awkward, you’ll find it in Awkward School Pictures.


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