Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Perfect Example

I think I've mentioned a few times before that I am lazy. What I may not have told you is that, in addition to being lazy, I am also a wicked procrastinator. And lately, I have had a lot of stuff going on. Allow me to explain how these issues, when combined, can lead to embarrassment... for a family obviously more easy to embarrass than ours:

JJ's teacher asked him on Monday to bring in a picture of his family by today. I knew we would have to have one taken quickly, as we've had lots of pictures taken, but none of us together as a family smiling at the camera since he was a year old. (John was out of work for a long time, and portraits are expensive!)

As with practically anything that I don't write down lately, I immediately forgot about it... until last night at about 10:30. JJ was fast asleep by that time, and I'm not stupid enough to believe that a two-year-old would even give a smile a second thought if roused from sleep at that hour. So, I wrote "Picture" on a few sticky notes and posted them all over the house to remind me to snap a picture of all three of us together this morning. Fast-forward to this morning...

As per usual, I got up a little later than I should have. After a quick shower, I got JJ up and threw him in the tub. As JJ was splashing around, John got himself ready to go to work a lot faster than I expected. Suddenly, John had to leave, and JJ wasn't ready to get out of the tub. I still needed a picture, so I grabbed my laptop (MacBook... built-in camera) and this is what I sent my son to daycare with:


'Cause yeah, a sepia tint will pretty that right up!

Yes, I am leaning on the toilet, JJ is naked (and looking rather emaciated - I swear, we feed that kid all the time!), and again, I'm just waiting for CPS to knock on our door...

8 comments:

KJae said...

I can't quit laughing. Seriously. I'm about to bust my spleen!

You guys all look good though, for leaning on a toilet.

Marly said...

Me too, Kelly. Me too. ;)

KJae said...

this would be a perfect addition to awkwardfamilyphotos.com

check it out, it's hilarious!

Heidi said...

Hahaha, you should get that enlarged and hang it in your living room!

Angela James said...

I laughed my freakin' ass off over here, you look so damn happy hugging that toilet. Ahahaha.

Nikki said...

Yup... that's my family. Not at all surprised here! **Laughing my butt off!**

rmpurkey said...

You kind of look like you may have had some experience hanging on the toilet.

Marly said...

Okay, so far, my favorite comment is from a co-worker. She took one look and exclaimed, "Look how clean your toilet is!"

Bless her heart.