Sometimes, affection is a one-way street.
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The kid without the sweater looks like he wants to be anywhere but there.
The kid in the plain shirt……he could so be a really twisted man by now~
you have to -earn- the sweater, jason.
Those two look like they just got out of a tron race and were still in their jumpsuits for the pic.
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classic red-headed step child
It’s like he’s staring into my soul!!!! My eyes!!! They BURN!!!!
The kid in the white shirt is the stepbrother! The V-neck boys dad is Ned Flanders who gave his kids those sweaters! White shirt boy is the Bart Simpson of the family!
Lovin the fluffy Mullet oversized glasses combo on the kid on the right!! So good!
He reminded me of someone, but couldn’t put my finger on it, then it hit me!…………………….MaGyver!!!!!!!!!!
That’s what they did in the 1800s without video games
After dressing them in the same clothes for years, Dexter decided he was gonna break out and be his own man.
Mom is sportin’ a pretty great 80’s perm, complete with the awesome snake ruffle around her neck. Mom is b******n!
Does no-body notice that the boys left and right hand are different colors and sizes? Can we say PHOTOSHOP?
That’s not photoshop, it’s just the proximity of each hand to the flash of the camera!
What’s the point!
No, no we can’t.
You can, but that’s why you’re such a trooper.
The other two boys also have matching undershirts. I tink this is just a random neighborhood kid that went along for the drive to sears.
I’m guessing the 2 in matching tops are “twins” that’s why they get to dress alike. The other is just at that awkward teenage stage when it is so uncool to be seen with your family.
Yah, thank goodness they have different colored shirts under their matching sweaters or I wouldn’t be able to tell the twins apart!! LOL
On top of all the other things to love about this photo, I love the fact that mom put together the two sweater outfits, and then chose to wear RED to coordinate with the neon florescent hot pink and aqua. More of these “professional” portraits, please!
This looks like a punnett square of varying degrees of affection.
WIN!! Up there with my favorite comments!
This photo is so funny.
“Don’t put your hand by my bad ear, Mr. Gower! Not by my bad ear!”
Which one doesn’t belong?
I swear… If I hear that shutter click one more time… I might just….
“I’m not touching you…Oh wait…yeah I am!”
Mom hand knitted the two sweaters, but the photo portrait sitting arrived before she finished the oldest brother’s. He’ll get his as his birthday present next year (when it will be another year out of date).
The kid in the pink shirt (the one MINUS the super cool sweater) is actually the rich cousin who is having to stay with extended family members whilst the parents are jet-setting in Europe for Christmas vacation. He refused to wear the sweater, instead opting for his prep school uniform since he’s so much better (in his opinion) than his working class cousins. By the end of the movie–I mean the Christmas break–he’ll have learned how to have fun and appreciate the little things in life. He’ll stick up for his cousins when the neighborhood bully (another rich kid) breaks the older boy’s glasses or throws a snowball in the younger boy’s face, proving that he truly understands what family is all about. It’s sure to be a hit movie that really pulls at the heart strings, right?
Cute picture, but whenever I see those huge 80s glasses, I just can’t get past the question “WHY were glasses so enormous back then? What were we trying so desperately to see????”
This picture illustrates perfectly the meaning of “red-headed stepchild”
OMH!!!! You red my mind! LOL!!
nice word play… ooohhhh… score!
MOM!!!!! He’s touching me!!
Maybe the kid on the left (with the shirt that is NOT white) is a step brother of the other two? Notice that the woman and the sweater brothers are looking off to the right, while the other kid is looking straight at the camera? His eyes follow you! EVERYBODY RUN!
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Besides the sweater issue, I think he’s angry that his little brother is taller than he is!
It scares me to say I looked almost identical to the kid in the top right when I was that age.
Pictures please! =)
where can i get some glasses like that?
does it come with the awesome sweater?
i think i could settle with the plain white shirt if i could just have those glasses!
The 2 sweaters are goodie goodies & the other is a bada**
Anyone else notice that the kid showing the brotherly love looks like a brown-haired, mullet wearing, Macaulay Culkin?
it’s definitely the lips, i see it now!
mebbe his sweater was ‘shopped out? just saying
bla ha ha ha ha probably! or maybe the other two shopped in! i can tell you that one kid’s mullet is 100% real though, baby!
Can we say “red-headed stepchild?”
EXACTLY what I was thinking!!!
My guess is he fancies himself the man of the family. Ohhhhh, those sweaters! My eyes! My eyes!
It’s Cinderella in reverse….. Evil stepmom w/ her two precious sons…. stepson is out in the cold, but they had him wash and iron everyone’s portrait suits for the big day.
Yeah, that was my thought – the angry dude without a sweater is a stepson…
haha why do only two brothers get matching sweaters? clearly the boy on the left feels left out…
My guess is that he come out of his room donned in LEATHER and mom MADE him wear the white shirth…darn she ruined a cool picture….
DUH He’s so disappointed he didn’t get to wear that super rad sweater too!
lm*o!!!!! He is so upset that they couldn’t find on in his size that he has secretly worked at the argile sweater factory in hopes that this fad will come back….and this time, he will be ready!!!
I was thinking two thoughts along that line…
1. he was disappointed then.. but when he looks back, he’s probably the one to smile at the photo
2. looking from his expression, he’s either disappointed about not having the sweater or he pitched a fit of good taste and refused to wear his sweater.
Either way, I love the expressions of the other two boys – they’re pretty darn happy!
I feel pretty sure it was the fit of good taste that resulted in his sour face. You will notice his is the only ironed collar. Probably a perfectionist.
the one not smiling lost his matching sweater.
His black sweater is stuffed under his bed. He refused to wear a shirt that clashed. Mom was glad to just get him to the studio for the picture.
I’m guessing he lives far away and rarely comes home for the warm family gatherings at the holidays.
I think you’re dead on, binky. I thought the same exact thing. Especially since the photographer got all the rest to look slightly away from the camera as looking directly into the camera is a “no-no”. So what does the rebel without a clue do? Defiantly looks into the camera with a “Whaddaya gonna do about it, huh, punk?” kind of laise faire.
Oh man, you are so right about staring, I mean glaring into the camera. I didn’t catch that subtle distinction.
YEAH! Go middle part kid!
ya thats what I was thinking too – being a mom, I could totally see my oldest refusing to wear the sweater and being all pissed off that I even asked him to. Then Id have ti sit and smile like nothing was wrong.
Can you blame the kid in the white shirt for the long face. The other two clearly color-coordinated without him. Pink and blue, even blue and pink collars. What’s he get? A plain white shirt. He doesn’t even get the super cool Mullet. Poor kid.
Sheer portrait perfection.
I would be PISSED also if I didn’t get to wear a sweet sweater like that.
I guess the kid on the left is pisssed because he didn’t get one of those bitchin’ sweaters!
You’d be mad, too, if you had to wear what Mom was wearing. Thank God for the 80’s hair covering the red foofoo ruffle thingy.
maybe he’s the daughter she never had.
My thoughts exactly, friend.
Now THIS is some all-natural, whole wheat, 100% natural American awkward. I was starting to lose faith in this website, esp. after Vince Vaughan started appearing!
Rockin’ a mullet AND the brotherly love? Oh, yeah – he’s in the will Fo’ SHO’!!
Is the sweater a euphemism for Mom’s love?
No, but “V” neck sweaters on men is VERY Freudian.
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