Potty Training

October 28th, 2009

Potty Training - Dad

“My dad, the amateur photographer and ever the cheese-ball, decided that this would be a very clever and humorous setting for our annual family photo. We actually sent this out to friends and family that year.”

(submitted by Tres)

161 Responses to “Potty Training”

  1. mehblehbleh says:

    I think the fact that he can use the potty with his pants still on is QUITE impressive.

  2. grannypanties says:

    funniest pic lol

  3. Sallie says:

    What a GREAT Christmas card photo!!!!!

  4. Q-man says:

    The girl on the right (behind dad) is EXACTLY the kind of girl I would have had the hots for at the time this picture was taken. Heck, if she’s all grown up, she’s probably the kind of woman I’d like now!

  5. Izzard says:

    What is the little girl holding and what is with the wallpaper and the shag mat with matching toliet seat cover

  6. Susie says:

    Watch what you say, the GIRL in the red might be reading this today. (ME!) Thanks for the confidence builder.

  7. Tres says:

    Ok, the story is that my crazy Cuban dad has a warped sense of humor and liked to lead us down the path of absolute embarrassment in the annual family photos. He set up the tripod for this one and instructed us all to look shocked and horrified.

    Yes, this IS from the late 70’s, so shag, magnetic soap, and geometrics were all the rage…My dad’s most recent hilarity is in their new home, there is an outdated non-functioning air vent in the bathroom wall, in view of the toilet. He thought it was hilarious idea to take a photo of he and my mom, both laughing and pointing towards the person sitting in the toilet, and he mounted it behind that bathroom wall.

    We have more ridiculous photos which I will upload at a later date, but thanks for commenting, you made us all laugh like crazy!

    • Mic C says:

      Thank you, thank you, thank you. You make the world a better place Tres!

    • Rona35 says:

      I agree! Hilarious photo and hilarious comments!

    • butcherbaby says:

      the picture behind the vent idea is GENIUS! probably scared the s*** out of everyone who saw it…pun intended X-D no more long waits for the restroom, eh?
      you mom & dad seem like their both a lot of fun 😀
      PLEASE post more pics as you find them! loving it!

    • Aimee says:

      That’s hilarious… I know this sounds weird but I thought your father looked familiar. Coming from a Cuban family myself, I’ve noticed the men tend to all have a certain “look” to them. Don’t you agree? :^)

  8. Em says:

    Tune in next Saturday for It’s A Very Brady New Toilet!

  9. john says:

    I think the ladies are happy because he’s adopted Winston Churchhill’s advice….”Why stand when you can sit?”

  10. Richard Davies says:

    A rejected photo for the original Brady Bunch pitch.

  11. snuzan says:

    What the ….?!

  12. NorandaPete says:

    Some people read a magazine, some like to listen to a live choir while they poop!!!!! I said “poop”

  13. StrictTime says:

    Am I the only one who thinks the child in red on the left might be a male? It was the 70’s, ya know.

  14. Jen says:

    He’s got pants on!
    Ya doin’ it wrong!

  15. Raines says:

    This looks like a TV Guide promo pic for a cheesy 70’s (or early 80’s) sitcom. Listen closely and you can hear BJ Thomas belting out the theme song. Just imaging the timeless catchphrases that could originate from this bunch!

  16. Bwahahahaha says:

    He has the “CAN DO!” attitude

  17. Natty says:

    Please, Tres…I know you’re reading this. Please just tell us what the heck is going on in this picture and we’ll leave you alone.

  18. Julie K says:

    And that.. is the Crapper family Christmas card for 1978

  19. john says:

    I think the ladies in the house finally got Dad to follow Winston Churchill’s advice…”Why stand when you can sit?”

  20. A-Ron says:

    they’re all looking to see if he pooped… I wish they still made toilets like that! the old 5 gallon flush will swallow anything you got for it!

  21. Peanut says:

    Wow! Tight bathroom.

  22. LibraryLady9 says:

    I bet this appeared in their annual Christmas newsletter that year with a snappy caption…”And in February, Henry installed a new toilet. We were all SO proud and surprised at his handiness!”

  23. wematanye says:

    What *I* love is how Dad CLEARLY has all the dominant genes in the family. The kids look nothing like Mom!

  24. pittipat says:

    Proud dad totally looks like my orthodontist. Dr. Miroue, is that you?

  25. Jenny says:

    I second that plea to Tres! I am officially in love with this picture, this family, and any music they may play together at church.

  26. Susan says:

    At least Dad put the seat down………..

  27. JeV says:

    The slightly disapproving look mom gives him is GOLDEN!

  28. Anna Rexia says:

    Most awkward pic I have seen on this site yet!

  29. Dee says:

    On the bright side, this family has George Clooney as their dad.

  30. lunamama says:

    Is that a blue toilet? Blue? Seriously?

  31. thedivinemisst says:

    Best. Pic. EVER.

  32. Jonesy says:

    wow, that *is* awkward.. 😮

  33. ElKev says:

    Please Tres, in the name of all that’s sacred, PLEASE tell us the backstory. Other than that, this is the single funniest picture I have EVER seen.

  34. gruven_reuven says:

    love to know the story behind this one. Like how do you begin to pitch the idea for the photo to the Family

  35. stephanie says:

    is the girl in red holding a bar of soap?

    • TJP says:

      If you look really closely, it’s the soap with the magnet in it, so there’s the magnetic dock somewhere in the back that it sticks to. My grandparents had this soap, and I always thought it was pretty cool that it didn’t need a dish…

  36. Rubysarms says:

    There are just way too many patterns in this picture to even focus on the toilet issue

  37. hupla says:

    The expressions on the girls faces are priceless, especiall the 2 on the left!

  38. Denise says:

    The germophobe in me is completely grossed out by the shag rug in the bathroom and ON THE TOILET LID!!!! Arrrgggghhhhh!

  39. Joanne says:

    He’s the only man in the family and he’s tired of that furry toilet seat cover causing the seat to slam down on him in the middle of taking a leak! He’s deciding to sit like all the girls in his family!

  40. sallyomalley says:

    I love this so much….great pic!

  41. Don says:

    Dad- “Look family…No hands !!!!!! ”
    Mom- “Look honey…not even close “

  42. Matt says:

    Dad’s real proud of something….

  43. D'OH says:

    I guess they finally got indoor plumbing?

  44. Robert says:

    Check out that amazing multi-colored shag bath mat!

  45. Lou says:

    Backstory please! Need to know what they’re all looking at, LOL!

  46. Freak Speely says:

    King of the castle, sittin’ on the throne!

    • Lori says:

      I am with you that is exactly what i thought when I saw it too, I could see my dad doing this to us back in the 70’s if he would have thought about it LOL

  47. Karen says:

    My guess is that Dad installed a new toilet and made the family pose around it…my dad did this kind of stuff all the time when we were kids.

    • Sarah says:

      Yeah, that’s what I was thinking too. The faces are obviously instructed and they’re not even looking at the same place, so I think Dad was just like ‘admire the toilet, girls!’ and someone snapped the pic.

      They look like a real sweet family.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m thinking the kid that got to hold the camera is the lucky one

    • Amice says:

      My first thought, too. Dad probably wasn’t very handy around the house, so when he *did* do something, it had to be celebrated BIG-time.


  48. David says:

    I dont know which is more awkward- the pose or the wallpaper.

    • Melba says:

      That wall paper is awesome. But not to miss the lovely fuzzy rug on the floor and matching fuzzy toilet seat cover. Where have the good old days gone? And his shoes, awesome suede.

      This picture needs to go on my screen saver.

  49. DaMom says:

    Look, it’s the John Osmond family!

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