In this family, it’s real simple– either you play a generic sport or you turn in your track jacket.
(submitted by Kate)
My take:: Mom wanted to have a family photo taken and this was the only way she could get husband and oldest daughter to participate! (The other kids couldn’t care less.)
This picture screams 1992.
What? No hockey?
I love how the mother is the scorekeeper, the one who keeps SCORE!
Or you sit on the sidelines doing a crossword.
Aw, that’s not awkward. It’s cute!
Is the football glued to the son’s hand?
not sure what’s going on there. he’s holding it like a pom pom
I’m still fascinated by the tapered jeans
This pose ( and props) has been sooooooooo overdone. Who hasn’t done this? Show me Timmy propping up a 8 ft galvanized pole with a tetherball attached and littly Suzie holding two lawn darts and I’ll call it “awkward”.
I bet they send a Christmas newsletter.
I think Mom is just keeping the calendar for all the practices and games……not that I would know or anything:)
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Those who can, do sports. Those who can’t, do sudoku.
Holy 1980′s- stone washed jeans and block colored track jackets.
Too bad the brother looks like he is standing on a skateboard and looking like is about to fall.
Is stenography a sport?
Dad was a wrestler in high school too…. check out his wrestling shoes!
It’s in her face, the little on the right is going to dissent, and become a cheerleader.
Photographer: “…and I have a great idea for a backdrop!”
The dad is wearing his class ring. How cool is he?
Which one has the axe tan from the sport of competitive hay sculpting?
Mom: “Dear Diary, Bill had the cutest idea for a family photo…”
I wish I knew this family… they look pretty awesome. Sure beats my family’s matching Catholic-school outfits (we weren’t Catholic, which was the worst part).
I know this family and YES…you do wish you knew them cause they are STILL awesome even today!
Sad, so sad. I can actually see me doing this with my own children and husband…Awkward!
I guess my next door neighbor has to turn in her jeans and track jacket… shes an artist. So sad.
Rayon: The fabric of our lives.
Son looks pretty happy…daughter, not so much.
*cues up Pump Up The Jam* AND NOW YOUR 2009 JOHNSON FAMILY STARTING LINE UP.
LOVE this! And can hear it in my head (with a lot of reverb).
I also feel compelled to mention that Mom is rocking the bang curl in that ‘do.
I know it’s a stereotype but what’s up with jocks and stone washed jeans? Although it seem to coordinate well with mauve.
There was a phase when KISS wore the same kind of outfits.
Not sure if they had the make-up on or off during that period though.
People please! It’s called keeping their stats! And I bet she yells at the refs too. YOU GO MOM!
Maybe my liberal, intellectually bent upbringing made me this way, but everything in this picture seems wrong to me. Just EVERYTHING.
Or maybe it’s because I am noth horrible at sports and too impatient to fill out crosswords.
No, it’s definitely the liberal, intellectually bent upbringing. That totally explains your reaction.
And they all have brand new outfits that coordinate with each other. Not at all contrived!
Don’t you and your family wear coordinating outfits?
Awkward family photography 101: “When shooting a family portrait, suggest that they bring along items that reflect their interests. Keep the background simple: Throw a drop cloth over the entire room!”
um…how is this awkward again?
Go ask Greg (see “The Awkward Email”).
I love how the dad has his class/championship ring front and center in the pic.
the real question is does he wear that everyday? or was this an excuse to break that baby out?
He is super proud of that ring and I am sure he wears it everyday and has a long boring sports story to go with it!
mom’s colored socks- CLASSIC
Wait… you’re looking at her SOCKS?!?!
where’s the flood?
Sure beats dressing up like Cactuses… uhhh Cactiis… ummm, oh heck, you know what I mean!
Cacti or cactuses according to wiki
This is the last time they leave out the oldest son Vlad, the competitive Crossbow enthusiast.
and yes, I already know I said Crossbow and Not Compound bow.
Vlad was in that other picture, with the crossbow family.
id kill for their dads jacket though
Mom’s sport: wordfinds.
The family that plays together stays together!
However, only two of them are holding pieces of equipment from the same sport. Which is kind of weird.
And that track jacket has to include either pink or purple, no matter your gender.
They must have also been renovating…
Yeah, I think backdrops that look like painters’ drop cloths deserve an awkward rule number . . . like the armshelf, ridiculous chairs, etc., these are an awkward staple of the professional photgrapher’s world.
Mom – taking crosswords to the competitive level…
hehe, good call!
This family actually has four children, but how good you are at sports is directly proportional to how much your parents love you.
Sorry Timmy. Maybe next time you won’t strike out.
ha ha ha. My husband jokes with our kids like that. He was a HS football star…
Wonder what sport “note taking” falls under…?
“Note Taking” falls under the sport of baseball/softball, where somebody on both teams keeps score for the game! Get it? That’s good.
I like your socks Annie.
Is the mother a participant in competitive journaling?
HAHAHAHA I love this.
Mom’s only talent…keeping score. She couldn’t have held a ball of some kind?
and matching her socks with her shirt
She’s the equipment manager, duh.
I <3 mom’s socks! Yay for blue sock fuzz betwix your toes!!
Guys guys guys– she’s the bookie.
I must agree. The jacket look is definetly mob related…
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