Sunday, December 13, 2009

an apology

Dear Family,
I apologize from the bottom of my heart and with all sincerity for my behavior every single year when we try to capture our family photo. I hope, children, when you look back on the torture I put you through during family pictures you will laugh it off and not shudder in horror of ever having to saddle up in that frozen pose of symmetry. You may even make me the subject of your ribbing and that will be alright, it is certainly well deserved. I am sure there will not be a Christmas that goes by that someone doesn't bring up a story of matching sweaters, ridiculous amounts of hair primping and the command through gritted teeth to "please.just.smile.so.we.can.get.this.over.with!" I am sorry I become a freak-show-monster-mom when it comes to these moments, but I hope you understand it is more than a picture, it is a memory of our 2009 versions looked.

And just look at how lovely we are!
I love you.
Love,
Mom

5 comments:

PRP said...

I think your card is perfect!

Mimi said...

Thank you Karen:) I should have used this one for our Christmas card, it was a lot more fun than the one we went with. I will be busting a serious move on our cards though because the shipping confirmation said they should be here on December 23rd!

Trevor and Sara said...

I LOVE this picture! I want it!

Anaface said...

I love it!

KA Compson (and Ari-dog) said...

I stumbled upon your blog after doing some post holiday fat bellied facebook stalking snooping. Just wanted to say I think it's nice... and I love to see the gratitude, your success and your happiness with Tony. Congratulations on all your years together... :-) I'm just moving back to the US next month (WA state of all places) and your blog made me a little less sad to leave Europe and a little more nostalgic. All the best, Kris Compson Mack