Even Christmas is no match for the majesty of aquatic achievements.
(submitted by Adam)
I legitimately think I know this kid! Jason from Pittsburgh?? haha seriously flashback to elementary swim team
“The Life Aquatic With Mr. Rogers” ?
nice post and children look good in swim suit and its good to see this post
I’m guessing this is Australian? We pretty much lived in our swimming togs over the long summer break when I was a kid.
Blond girl on the right; You look sooo familiar! Have we met? If not we definately should!
Are my eyes deceiving me? Is that Christmas tree adorned with prize ribbons?
I didn’t notice that, but that’s so funny!!!!!!!!
btw everyone…the floating kid photoshop diving board thingy.. since you blew up the photo to look at it… look very closely under the kid you will see three table legs..he is sitting on a table, I can see that without blowing up the photo.. the legs are brown because the table is brown.
Yep exactly! Sitting on the table would also explain why his legs are up like that. Mom and Dad are kneeling or on stools and girls standing in front. Not rocket science to pose the photo this way! lol
There is so much awkward in this picture, I don’t even KNOW where to start………
The mom looks like Vicki from the O.C. housewives and the blond girl looks like her daughter.
I know what’s going on OUR tree next year. Forget the silk wrapped styrofoam balls! And if I send out photos I won’t have to write the damn bragging letter. WIN WIN!
lol what is he sitting on? i dont think theres a chair there
That’s what I was wondering…
Mom really through the symmetry of the picture off by not wearing a black tie. How awkward!
Another hilarious caption! They are what makes these posts so great
I swear I had that same swimsuit (as in the number the sisters are sporting) during my brief and much less ribbon-winning swim team days. My patents have definitely never had enough sports awards to decorate the tree.
ok this is one we need a story on..
Why are that boys arms longer than his legs?
AquaMan . . . as a boy.
Look! The Christmas Tree of Mediocrity! Well, now we know what we will do next year with all our son’s swimming ribbons.
I’m sure I knew this mom at one time…lol
blast from the past… I think I know these kids. Would have been late 80′s VERY early 90′s in Texas near Houston. I think one of the girls is named Joy. Now it is going to drive me nuts. But I really think it is them. Damn my fallible memory from more than 20 years ago.
No wonder it’s the season to spread Joy.
Well being that the kids are all wearing Piago swimsuits, evident by the logo, and the ribbons are in English (enhanced and enlarged photo) me thinks we’ve got a photoshop. Piago swimwear was a popular Europe swimwear manufacturer in the 80s, until they went out of business in 1992. They even were the official swimsuit of the 1984 Romanian Olympic swim team. But being that they never exported their line beyond Europe its very doubtful that all three kids have the SAME suit and live in America, where they would award English written ribbon.
Yeah ‘cos like American’s are the only ones who speak English on the planet. Good one YiggityBiggity you have really outdone yourself there. You may need to go and lie down after that brainwave.
Love that, DeeDee, etc.!
If we must have Photoshop trolls — and apparently we must — at least this one is kind of funny. It’s an expert on EVERYTHING!
and we all know that travel to Europe is impossible!
I assume that you’re being funny and not serious. I saw a similar type post you did on the monolith pic. If so, I really appreciate the humor and creativity. If not, wow! C’mon man! (or lady)
I don’t think you’re grasping just how IMPORTANT it is to win. Something tells me they had those suits imported or they were picked up personally.
If this is a real phote why is the boy floating in the center of the picture and appears to grasping something that isn’t there? It looks like this was taken at the edge of the pool or diving board.
My sister swears this is my future!! Now Im gonna use those ribbons and torture my kids, but I myself won’t be in the pic!!! Too funny that your mom did this and yes the logo is def. TYR!
At least they didn’t have to send out a Christmas letter bragging about their kids, but something tells me that they did it, nonetheless.
with each meet retold in detail of course
1980s hairstyles on all the femmes, oh my! Stop the flashbacks! Love how the kids are all in swim gear and the parents are in matching! sweaters! Yikes!
This looks like one of those old type generic christmas cards people used to send out to friends, acquaintance, coworkers. It was usually accompanied with a one page bragging letter about how each member of the family had won the pulitzer or whatever.
“Old type”?? I still get those every Christmas from various friends and relatives.
Yep, they still send those.
Next year, there had better be more blue ribbons on that tree.
Dear Santa, I’m in desperate need of some clothes.
So the borhter floats in AND out of water? Clearly an unfair advantage.
So I figured out why this picture looks so strange. This is two different pictures put together. Girls in the pool, boy on the diving board. You can see the water. Then they put the parents Christmas picture with it. Weird!
Clever. How did they manage to give dad and kids the same shadow?
Diving boards are never in water shallow enough to stand in. The water would be over both girls’ head if they were standing by one.
I wonder if they positioned brother higher to achieve the Gold-Silver-Bronze positioning.
I can’t stop laughing! The tree with it’s swimming ribbons to the daughters with mom’s haircut. I know I always enjoyed having the same “do” as my mom, NOT. And then there’s the boy in the middle hovering.
I got it! Brother is sitting on dad’s knee as he is kneeling on the other. BAM!
You’re dead right – I was wondering why the dad’s legs were so darn short. He IS kneeling, and so are the girls which is a bit more obvious
I just don’t get what the boy is doing…
Piano bench. I am telling myself that Mom, Dad, and Junior are barely perched on a piano bench.
Yep I agree. Or a tall table or small stools. I think this is before photoshop
Golly Gee says: “I’m guessing they live in Florida”
No, the indoor competitive swim season takes place in winter. But still, sweaters and speedos really shouldn’t be in the same photo.
he’s not hovering. it’s one of those old, dark brown, 4 legged living room coffee tables. My grandmother had one and hour family had a picture taken. the same thing happened.
After close inspection, I think mom dad & brother are sitting on a bench. Think about how brother feels–”Yeah, our Christmas cards have a picture of me, shirtless. I think I’ll go cry myself to sleep on my beach towel.”
Wow I can feel the pressure to win a swim meet from here. Geez. I also love that Mom and both daughters have identical hairstyles.
The boy is lucky he doesn’t have that hair style too!
It would interfere with his swimming speed, therefore, no. Must! get! more! ribbons!
I’m guessing they live in Florida
We don’t wear sweaters in Florida during Christmas.
Yes we do, even if it’s 80 degrees outside, for Christmas pictures (sigh)
maybe southern hemisphere? – it is summer at xmas time in the southern hemisphere….
I love how the Christmas tree is decorated with the ribbons that the kids have won!
Are they sitting? Are they standing? Bizarre.
This is quite strange. Not so much the fact that they’re posing for a Christmas photo in their swimmers, but rather, the boy looks like he is floating and mum and dad look like their legs are chopped off.
The girls must be annoyed to be upstage by their levitating brother.
O.k. I can tell that the girls kneeling, but is the boy sitting on something or hovering in some kind of eerie squat position?
I was totally wondering the same thing. He might be sitting on a table, but it really does look like he is just hovering.
His parents are sitting with legs akimbo and he has perched one bum cheek on each knee? Just a thought. A strangely disturbing one.
From experience, looks like he’s on the middle of a piano bench, seated between mom and dad.
He’s just further proving how amazing his swimmer’s abs are.
I think they are on the winners’ podium. He’s #1.
He is not number one. He is going number two.
And the tree is tastefully decorated in Win-Place-Show ribbons.
totally a tiger mom move
Yeah that was my first thought…..oh look it’s Mrs Marnie Over-Achieverson and her victims…..er…..kids.
Ahhhh Marnie. bless her and the endless entertainment her unique brand of psychosis has provided for us all.
it’s Marnie “example” Christmas card for the rest of the family because they just can’t get it right! Poor Marnie just can’t take it anymore.
If you don’t get it just right, you get thunked on the head with a serving spoon. Not a tablespoon — a serving spoon.
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