Heretofore random Facebook user Laurel Hutsell said she had her son's school picture day all planned out.
She picked out clothing for him to wear. She knew how she wanted his hair to look, she had talked to him about smiling nice and big and proudly.
There was just one problem this summer when this 12-year old Missouri resdident when off to seventh grade for his class photo.
He was wearing a bright green shirt.
And the photographer was using a green screen behind his subjects in order to give parents a variety of background options from which they could choose for the final version.
"We had this whole conversation, which makes this hilarious,'' Hutsell told Today about the snafu, adding:
"We practiced the smile, like don't squint your eyes and look like someone is coming up beyond you, and run your fingers through your hair right before."
All this practice could not prepare young Carter for what was to come, however.
Due to the combination of the green screen and the green shirt, well... scroll down to see what happened.
(And don't be afraid to laugh; Laurel shared these pictures on Facebook and she finds them hilarious as well.)