If they had a nickel for every time they were late to band practice, dance recital, getting the photos developed, soccer practice, and remembering the baby… they would have a nickel.
I love this!
I actually think it’s pretty funny and cute, too!
Which is a nickel more than me. Dang richies with their shiny new nickels!
My favorite part is the family portrait… In the family portrait! Whoa, das ca-razy.
That’s the mom staring at her wrist? I thought it was one of the kids! O.o
I think this is a great picture and getting them all posed and looking good, is a chore in itself! It could be a magazine ad.
This is a family trying to show off how great they are by the “look how busy we all are” picture. It is a subtle way of saying “Little Jimmie is in the band, Timmy is in Soccer, Little Tina is a Dancer, etc..
Actually, I kind of love this. It reminds me of a Chicago album cover.
That or Romper Room!
This looks like they are about to play Family Feud. Any moment now the announcer will introduce them and they will all run down to begin the game.
So the mom is given no credible excuse for why she would be forgetting her youngest child other than being distracted by the shiny object on her wrist?
What is that box next to the baby?
What the hell is it that the dad is holding?
And are they all rushing to these things at 7:25AM or 7:25PM?
dad is holding xrays…..he’s a dentist
Is that a beer can on the floor next to the soccer ball? A Schlitz beer can? Now that IS awkward!
I like this picture but have a question. So son 1 is in marching band, daughter is in ballet, son 2 is in soccer, dad is a photographer (I guess), but what is mom? A beekeeper? Chef at some off-the-wall pseudo-chic cafe? Mime? What??
I was wondering the same thing — she must just be the time keeper!
mom. in charge of everyone else. responsible for everything. why does she need hobbies or interests when she has a family?
she doesn’t have time for hobbies.
Nurse, maybe?? She looks like she could be wearing scrubs…
Why is everyone getting that the dad is a photographer or getting pix developed out of the fact that he’s carrying an obvious set of dental X-rays? I get that he’s either on the way to a dental appt. or IS a dentist himself.
If the photo is from the ’80s, maybe mom is just dressed as an on-the-go mom looking at the time to make sure everyone gets where they need to be on time.
Yeah, dental X-rays! I was puzzled by what he had because it didn’t quite fit my image of photo negatives — I don’t think they are usually mounted like that — but now I see.
Jeez, not everybody is that familiar with what dental x-rays look like. The closest thing they look like to me are photo negatives. Calm down, willya?
I really like this photo. What a way to look back and remember the growing up years. I would love to see the other photos from this session too. It’s not awkward–it’s just funny, which is how I think the family wanted it to be.
What is mom’s hobby?
staring at her wrist.
Ha! I love it!
It kind of looks like an ad for one of those 90′s family sitcoms.
I like this a lot! Maybe AFP could have a day or two of well executed photos. I saw a good pregnant belly one the other day, it was adorable!
What a great picture.
I love this one, very clever and funny, not awkward.
I really like this picture. I think it is very creative and pretty right on for family life.
What the heck is Mom wearing?!! Any mom knows you don’t wear white until the kids are out of the house. Maybe it’s the other side with the peanut butter, jelly, oatmeal and baby spitup on it.
I actually think this one is pretty neat! At least that aren’t any guns next to the baby or compromising positions.
Or a cat sitting on a naked person’s lap. Speaking of which, doesn’t this family have any pets?
Wow! This is awkward because it’s SO cheesy! “Gosh, we’re all so busy, we can’t even get together for a family portrait like we used to… Tee hee!” It’s so cutesy my teeth hurt. BTW, looking at the mom’s outfit and hair, I’d say this was early 90s.
I applaud this photographer, what an excellent idea
I actually LOVE this. If its not a stock or professional photo, then it is just awesome.
Isn’t this imitating a famous photo?
This picture is hilarious! I wouldn’t be too embarassed showing this to people if it was my family. At least their clothes aren’t totally outdated.
Cool composition! Sort of like a modern Norman Rockwell.
My thought, too!
Wow, especially with the Norman Rockwell plates in the background!
I gotta go along with the other posters that said this is good! I like it. Very Clever!
I think that s so cool.
Everything is right about this picture
I kind of love this.
Is this a real family portrait or something from an ad?
It’s an ad for Nike’s new slogan “Just Leave It.”
it’s a real picture of my family. Not sure who’s brilliant idea it was to pose us this way. I’ve always thought it was really goofy. Then I heard about this website…perfect!!
That’s pretty funny and well done.
In the family portrait in the back there are only 2 kids (they also look more relaxed….)
Just leave him there, Billy, he’ll be just fine. The babysitter will be here in 45 minutes.
The ceiling fan will keep him entertained at least til 9:00.
is that a ballet barre behind them in their stylishly minialist home, or a racing stripe?
I think that’s a chairrail. You know, a decorative piece of moulding.
I like how they have family photos in the back ground of their family photo, along with random kitchen utensils.
I wonder if they just happened to bring an old family photo with them to the shoot.
Is the dad wearing the same shirt in this photo as he was in the photo on the wall?
This one is actually pretty cute.
Wow the baby has a blank look on his little face!
Now this is a great, original idea. Love all their expressions, especially the baby
That baby’s face is hilarious. He’s like “Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh…anyone else see that duck?”
this is a hysterical adaptation of why my little (age 25 now) brother, Michael is STILL bitter! ha ha he’s the youngest of six so he thinks he was always forgotten
Hey Debbie are you guys in Colorado? I swear this family looks very familiar.
Really, that photographer needs a good smack for suggesting this, because you KNOW that’s what happened.
I don’t know.. I don’t think it’s so awkward. I think it’s clever.
I love it. Especially with the old pic in the background. Nice touch. It shows how their lives have changed with the addition of more children. The girl is heading to ballet practice, the boys to their practices. It’s pretty cool.
I think that was meant to be funny – therefore it’s not really awkward – just a really good parody on the average American family.
Except I’m guessing that they don’t see themselves as the Average American family. I’m guessing they see themselves as pretty exceptional. I get a little weary of people wearing their busyness as a badge of honor. “Oh, we’re sooo busy!” by which we mean, “Oh, we’re such great parents with such talented kids.”
High five, rev…
Indeed. I was going to say, this is a cool picture if it stays in the family album. It’s rather obnoxious if it gets sent out as the family holiday card. I could be wrong, but something tells me that this photo was included in the annual end of the year letter explaining each of these activities and their corresponding awards in painstaking detail.
Actually, I think this is pretty nice.
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