Friday, August 21, 2009

Family Photos Are SOOO Difficult At Our House.

Every single person that is a member of this family is a devout smartass. It's true. We vary a little bit in degrees of smartassedness, but we all possess the little genetic quirk that betrays us (as a family) of projecting forth the facade of a Ward and June Cleaver type of brood.

In all honesty, it's probably a mode of survival that we've thrown ourselves into just to live through all the sarcasm and insanity that is here. But we're really good at it. Every single last one of us. We've even got little ones under 6 in training for smartass. They're doing quite well.


As such, anytime we get most of the brood together, we TRY to get a nice family photo. It almost NEVER works. The camera works pretty good, but the fog of smartass..... well that's a pretty difficult thing to focus through. I just received this pic, among others, from my daughter, in my email this morning. This is from last weekend when 3 out of 4 kids were here, and 3 grandkids.

You really need to click on the pic, just peruse it over. Bear in mind that you cannot pose a picture such as this, greatness as shown here, just happens. Please don't ask what the hell is going on in the picture, 'cause I don't remember... but it's just awesome.













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12 comments:

Matt and Sarah J. said...

I see a common factor... :)

Vicky said...

Great picture!! Yep, the smartassedness is apparent! xo

Jerry said...

Attitude. I love it! :)

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

I bet your family scrapbooks are hilarious...especially if you journal them. You know, for posterity's sake. Your grandchildren will have a hoot reading the stories and looking at the pictures.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

smartassedness! I like that! Nice Chairs. Nice family too if ya'll would stay still!!!!!

Have a super weekend!

- Jennifer

The Retired One said...

Ahhh the meeting of two great minds!

I love these kind of family shots...who wants a bunch of stiff, posing family members??? This could be a Christmas card picture,seriously...put it in for the running....
P.S. is it possible that I was given up for adoption and possibly your sister or something? Because I definitely have the smart ass gene...and no one here seems to have it....

ahr8tch said...

Looks pretty normal to me. But, then, I come from a smartassed family of nine and have had the advantage of 19th Century smartassedness having been directly implanted by my Dad.

I think y'all need to patent that trick of telepathically levitating the kid. And if you work on it and get it up to where you can levitate something like an elephant I bet they'll even bring back the Ed Sullivan Show just so's y'all can be on it.

SAs RULE!

Char said...

Well, it looks like you are relating one of those bull and cow stories? Or, maybe one of those "Watch iss" stunts? Anyway,
great picture!

ps-Got your CD in the mail this week-lovin it.

Greenmare said...

A real family- gotta love it.
well, gotta live with em, unless they move out or something, but, um, yeah family... nothing like it. sometimes we say that in a very grateful voice here too.
It is in fact totally awesome.

SkylersDad said...

I think this one has Christmas card written all over it!

Nej said...

AWESOME...truly awesome!!!!

Cora said...

I'm with Sky Dad, I'm thinking Christmas card here! ;-)