Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Dreaded Family Photo

Have you ever come across that website that publishes awkward family pictures? Yes, some of them are hilarious, but I do have to wonder if some of them are doctored; some can't possibly be legitimate! I laugh at these pictures because I have a collection of my own family photo bombs. Some of them are posted in this blog for your viewing pleasure. (Disclaimer: You might want to empty your bladder first.)

I was looking through some old photos the other day and came across a series of pictures of my brother and me during Christmas “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.” My mom thought it would be a good idea to get a shot of us looking through the Wish Book that she could use for our family Christmas card. Obviously, as you can see, there were no appropriate pictures. We couldn’t stop fooling around. Normal kids.  
Those pictures reminded me of family pictures since then. I am so not photogenic! There are no good pictures of me. So when we have to take a family picture, I dread it for weeks beforehand. Either someone ends up not looking in the same direction as everyone else (my husband), or someone is making a goofy face (my son), or someone just looks bad all the way around (me).  
(Ooops! Off-Center)

(Can I look a little grumpier?)
(I'm too tense, The Boy's too goofy, but that's typical.)
I won't even talk about the time my sisters and I had the brilliant idea of getting a picture of us done for my Dad for Father's Day. Yup. That went well, too. Those pictures have been deleted FOREVER!

So a few weeks ago my husband had the big idea to do another family Christmas photo. Yes, I realize our kids are getting older and soon they will be off on their own and won’t necessarily be available to have a picture done altogether. I still am not looking forward to it. I guess we’ll see what happens this year.

For those of you who receive Christmas cards from us, there may or may not be a family photo included. If there is not, you will know how the photo session turned out.


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