I have decided that thanks to NickMom.com I can come to the conclusion that I am NOT that NickMom!
NickMom has this cartoon – it shows what happens seconds before the family photo is taken.
Oh goodness…I want to laugh at this but then I would be laughing at myself.
We have all seen those creepy family photo fails via emails right? You know the ones I am talking about…creepers in amazingly tight clothing, parents naked, kids with awesome hair cuts, cuddling with cats, add in some guns – BOOM family photo fail!!
(photo credit: awkwardfamilyphotos.com)
While our fail isn’t as funny as THOSE pictures let me just outline what I had in mind for our extended family pictures. First I would like to blame Pinterest for giving me the picture perfect idea…THAT WASN”T POSSIBLE!!!
I wanted a picture with my parents, my brother and his family and our family. That equals six adults, one 6 year old, three babies, and one toddler. All of the pinterest photos said that we would end up with picture worth putting on a canvas!! So we were set. We picked our colors, date and time and we went for it!
Ready for this….
So let me recap this image for you.
~My dad (grandpa) is probably the only person in this photo who just doesn’t do the screaming baby thing well! HA! Well I guess Carter and Annabelle didn’t get that memo.
~Not going to lie, when Teagan didn’t wake up during this chaos I wondered if we needed to get her hearing tested.
~Jude gets distracted easily…can you tell? I love that he isn’t even facing the camera…at all!
~Jeremy looks like a giant in this picture…he hates that.
~Personally I think I look calm and collected…so not what I was feeling. I was sweating like crazy!
You are probably wondering if we bought a print…no we didn’t but we did buy this one.
Teagan woke up…its a cute picture but still not what Pinterest said would happen! Freaking Pinterest!!
Oh and let me share one last Picture Fail with you! This one was supposed to be Teagan’s FIRST Christmas Milestone picture…CAPTION CONTEST! Go now!
Oh man…these two.
So if you ever need to feel like a better parent just visit NickMom – you will see that yes everything is fine. Maybe that picture idea was a stupid idea…not my fault though! Kids are crazy…again not my fault.
Liberty Boblett says
This made me laugh! It made me think of all my epic fail photo's that I have had taken/or taken. I love the cartoon, that is so typical!
Okay, so I'm totally loving all of these photos.
This is too funny. I think we've all been there!
Hahaha, too funny! We have yet to get an extended family photo that isn't a photo gone totally wrong. I wonder if it will ever happen? LOL.
Summer @ Banana Hammocks & Tutus says
It's SO great to know that I'm not alone in this Pinterest-worthy image quest. It's always such a disappointment. I have a 12 year old and you'd think he could just sit still and fake a smile for a few minutes so that we can just snap away in hopes that the two younger kids will smile and look forward at the same time, but NOOOOOO! the 12 year old thinks he needs to parent the younger children and tell them to shut up, or look at mommy and daddy, and he always ends up looking like Quasimodo when the babies finally give us their best smile. #client