All In The Family

April 6th, 2010

All In The Family - Kids

Mom just wanted a shot of all the kids.

(submitted by Ashe)

145 Responses to “All In The Family”

  1. lizzie says:

    Oh gawd.

  2. Geri Bosco says:


  3. amy says:

    I just don’t get the author’s comment “Mom just wanted one of the kids.”.

    I’m sure there’s something obvious I’m missing.. anyone feel like explaining???

    • Miffy says:

      I’m not totally sure about that comment, either. Maybe it’s like there was only supposed to be the first boy and the others just latched on. LOL

      • schaudenfrida says:

        The comment “mum just wanted one of the kids” I THINK could be rephrased “Mum didn’t want to be in the photo herself; she just wanted a photo of the kids,”, not “Mum only wanted ONE of her three, almost four, children”.

        And, since this is my first post ever…this picture is obviously PHOTOSHOPPED!!! At least one of the kids isn’t holding a CROSSBOW. The AFP GRANDPARENTS would be horrified at this photo, as would MARNIE.

  4. Snowrider says:

    Question for Ashe:
    Let’s assume you’re the Father or one of the kids. Ask yourself. Why didn’t Mom want her face in the published photo?

  5. Sidekick says:

    No, just no.

  6. LAURIE says:

    Conjoined mommy and children? This would be a photo definitely and only hung in the parents’ room. Otherwise, nooooooo.

  7. hannah butler says:

    so creepy!!

  8. MaryCherry says:


  9. nite owl says:


  10. tony14 says:

    The other two kids heads are really at odd, unnatural angles, I can just hear the photographer in the background “…..little boy at the end, tilt your head a little more, now chin up some, look this way….perfect”

  11. Gigi says:

    Everybody’s doing a brand new dance now. C’mon baby, do the Locomotion.

  12. Alan says:

    Wow….so many comments & no ”That’s photocopied” …….maybe they are all at another site trying to sound like experts.

  13. Nathan says:

    I think ya missed the mark on this one, its just not that bad. Its well composed, its of cute kids, and will be really interesting for the person in the tummy to look at years in the future. Pregnant bellies aren’t that weird, and just doesn’t seem awkward to me.

    I love the site, hysterical stuff; have mad fun!

  14. jnmcnally says:

    Please, mothers-to-be – DON’T!

    • Teresa says:

      Everyone is Demi Moore when they’re pregnant. And everyone wants to see them naked. Because you KNOW we paid good money for this picture, and by God, it’s going in a frame on the mantle. Right next to the picture of the whole family by the same photographer in which we’re all wearing black shirts and jeans, or white shirts and jeans, or, maybe the one where we went all out and did the “all white on the beach with the dog” photo.

  15. Kitten says:

    Why are the boys shirtless? It’s an awkward picture, but it would be less so if the kids were all wearing clothes. And why is the daughter wearing a strapless dress?

  16. Marc says:

    Keep an eye on the kid on the end…he looks cute yet evil

  17. Tara says:

    What I don’t like is the off the shoulder “dress” on such a little girl.

    • amy says:

      Tara, the boys are not wearing shirts. It would be odd to have girl in a shirt – she’s doing au naturale with modesty.

      Still, it’s awkward. Mom, your head was invited to the party!

    • Hungry says:

      Umm why did you just point that out? LOL you’re making it sound all pervy when it’s completely innocent…geez

    • iLOLd says:

      Yeh, all bet’s are off since Miley Cyrus showed her (eek!) back…

    • Minus says:

      I’m with you and Kitten on this. The little girl should be allowed to be as free as her brothers. And shame on stores that sell bras and adult underwear to toddlers, I say ban them!

  18. Mom does this once a year. Five years and one month from now we’ll have a baseball team.

  19. Monique says:

    I like this one. It’s beautiful.

  20. Yam says:

    I think its a really beautiful and loving pic.. might have been better if mummy’s head was in though. But I guess she wanted the focus to be on the photogenic sprogs. One of the better offspring and bump ones I’ve seen.

  21. LuX says:

    soon there’ll be 6 of them (I mean, com’on, have you seen the size of this belly? Am I the only one who’s been traumatized by Alien movies?)

  22. Crystal says:

    Ahhh I kinda like it! I think it would have been better all three kids with eye contact. Its just the one kid that makes it awkward IMHO….

  23. Leslie says:

    Interesting concept – bad execution. The weird black draping and somber looks just make the kids look creepy and alien-ish; the light shining on the belly, the one kid touching the belly, and no mom in sight – looks like the kids are waiting for it to “hatch.” lol

    • pandra says:

      I agree–I got a flash back of the old black and white tv show “the Munsters” when I first saw this!

  24. R says:

    The touching of the others’ stomachs, as if they’re also pregnant, by the back two kids are what’s making me uncomfortable….maybe it’s just bad hand positioning, but it’s giving me this freaky circle of life vibe.

  25. Megan says:

    This photo is ok, but I would have let the kids wear whatever they wanted, and had the mom sitting down so you could see her face. If it had been a candid shot, it would have been really beautiful.

  26. faneuil says:

    This is quite lovely. Not strange at all.

  27. blab says:

    Oh, and let’s not forget the fact that she’s wearing satin or leather pants.

    • Lologee says:

      It looks like she, along with the children, is wrapped in one huge, long piece of black satin. Very very weird!!

  28. Dorothy says:

    That there is a CONGA LINE OF AWKWARD.

  29. Amy says:

    At the mere suggestion of appearing in a photo like this, my kids would have run screaming from the building.

    • Snowrider says:

      Oh yeah! Mine too. I can my sweet daughter (who is now 16) sitting up in a clock tower with a rifle years later due to a photo like this……

  30. Aimee says:

    This makes me laugh…it’s a personal choice for everyone, but I’m pregnant with #4 and have never been into the whole belly photo shoot thing. It’s just not for me.

  31. Carolyn says:

    I always think mom’s belly with the rest of the family is pretty weird!

  32. m says:

    My first thought:
    Chug-a Chug-a
    Chooooo chooooo!

  33. Releia says:

    Not creepy…sweet growing family! Kids do look content and happy.

  34. Teebs says:

    Not awkward. That’s a really nice photo.

  35. Hugo Galletas says:

    That belly is about to explode!!!

    Hurry up and take cover behind mom!!!

  36. Denise says:

    Mom has NO HEAD!!!

  37. mark says:

    I really liked this photo until I saw how much fun the first kid is having. then it got awkward for me.

    • Alan says:

      He just got an idea for a Santa gift…..An enormous beach ball.

    • binkymae says:

      And I thought the two kids in the back with their slightly uncomfortable faces draped in black cloth was the awkward part.

    • Tim S says:

      1st kid: Alright! Another little kid to push around!
      2nd kid: I sure hope it’s a girl.
      3rd kid: Is there a chance it’ll be a puppy?

  38. Tonya says:

    I think it is a sweet pic. I like it.

  39. amalink says:

    I had to stare at it for a moment or two to realize the big ball the kid was holding was his mothers pregnant belly. Too early for bad attempts at arty.

  40. Christie B says:

    I think this is a fantastic photo. The kids look pretty happy as far as posed kid pictures go. It seems like a wonderful way to get them acquainted with the idea of a growing family.

  41. Aj says:

    EUGH. I get uncomfortable just looking at this! D:

  42. Happyhero says:

    I don’t know what’s more awkward? The headless mum, the gentle rubbing of mummys tummy, or the freaky stares by the other two kids at the back? Either way it’s a winner!

  43. Christi says:

    I really like this one, actually; I don’t think it’s awkward at all.

  44. K-Dawg says:

    Just plain weird. My wife and I have 2 kids. We have had a desire to have our unborn children photographed.

    • K-Dawg says:


      We have NEVER had a desire to have our unborn children photographed.


      • Jenners says:

        I’m with you! I’ve been pregnant, and I do not see the appeal of showing your friends and family photos of your bare belly.

        Especially when the mother won’t even show her face!

  45. rosie says:

    haha the first kids like pocking and playing with the belly.

  46. Chelle says:

    Icky and lovely all at once–how does that work?

  47. Ally says:

    Compared to the majority of the other pregnancy photos on this site, this one is down right classy! I don’t think it’s awkward at all, very sweet.

  48. Pilgrim says:

    Seriously, just because you do it in black in white doesn’t make it art or even artistic.

    • carol says:

      Thank you Pilgrim, couldn’t have said it better myself!

    • Kristen says:

      AMEN Pilgrim!

      • PugMom says:

        You mean if I drape the puggies in black satin and stack them in a Pug Pile and I wear a nun’s habit and take a black and white picture it’s not going be classified as ARTSY???
        Rough judges here 😀

        Posing little kids with a potentially exploding outie belly just aint my cuppa tea. And leaving the mothers head out of the shot is really awkward.

        • iLOLd says:

          Correct! But, if you were to drape the puggies in a zippy fuschia, that WOULD be art.
          I think…


          Plaid, maybe?

          • iLOLd says:

            OOh! I almost forgot: If YOU were wearing a leather miniskirt!


            (Yeah, much better…)

          • PugMom says:

            Puggies cant wear *plaid* it tends to make their noses to look smooshed. ;/

            But I am confused. Even if I deck them out in a zippy fuschia and take a black and white picture how will the people know they are wearing a zippy fuschia???

            I also wonder how someone comes to decide to pose their little kids next to their big extended belly and then not have their own head in the picture.

            Missing Heads for $5,000 Alex…….

  49. ANNAB says:

    yes……..that is awkward

  50. Kelley says:

    The button popped out. That turkey is DONE.

    • T-Bird says:

      Yeah, makes me wonder why they didn’t wait a few days, then they could’ve included #4’s face, not surrounded by mom.

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