It's that time of year again! Awkward family photo time! Came across this article on holiday pictures and I couldn't help but relate. Pre-T, I made the Hubs collect our menagerie of animals and pose for a holiday card each year. That was always an interesting one - since the cats would see the camera and think we were trying to torture them (well, maybe we were) and the dog couldn't sit still for more than a minute. And the Hubs, he has something against smiling on film, so getting him to share more than a grimace with the world was interesting in itself.
This year, our original fur-babies (Hubs hates this word, but I can’t help but use it), the cats, were kicked out of the picture. Logistics got to be a bit of an issue – our dog isn’t allowed upstairs and our cats aren’t allowed outside, so the square footage of usable picture-posing space is pretty small. And since we’ve been taking holiday card pictures in the same space for 4+ years now – coming up with ways to make each year’s picture slightly different from the year before is just taxing my creativity (which ok, is pretty lacking to begin with).
So, I managed to dry and straighten my hair for 2 weekend days and the Hubs managed to put on a non-t-shirt shirt for 2 weekend days so that we’d have a collection of pictures (and outfits) to choose from. And the result?
Still totally awkward. Sigh. Nice looking family shots are just not in our cards.
I think we’re just going to have to aspire to be THAT family, you know, the one whose holiday card you just stick on the fridge for the pure entertainment