I always love committing to a good gag! School pics are usually a time where parents are stressing about their child their looking their best. Though when I was younger, I never really gave much thought to school photos. Even looking back on my old year books, there’s nothing that notable or worthy of pride in my picture. So what a great idea to make school pictures something memorable for their kid, and something hilarious for the parents!

A fourth-grade student in Maine showed up for school pictures wearing a full hot dog costume. His parents had dared him to dress like that for picture day. Nine-year-old Jake Arsenault’s school ID now features a photo of a giant hot dog, in a bun, with a squiggly line of mustard running down his chest — and his dad, Craig Arsenault, thinks it’s hilarious. “It’s just the greatest,” the older Arsenault says, adding he and his wife bet Jake $10 he wouldn’t have the nerve to wear the goofy-looking costume to school. He says he was happy to hand over the ten bucks when he received the photo from the school. Apparently, Craig Arsenault isn’t the only person who relishes his son’s getup. He says he posted a photo of Jake’s ID on Facebook, expecting to get a “couple of likes” — but instead, the post received more than 7,500 comments and was shared 31,000 times.

What would your parents have done if you wore a weird costume for your school photo? What’s the most embarrassing photo you’ve appeared in?

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