Our Yearly Christmas Card Fiasco Where I Spare You One Hundred And Six Pictures

Every year, I dress my kids in red and green and chase them around with my camera yelling LOOK CUTE.

Every year I get one hundred and eighteen pictures of this:

And one good picture. (which is top-secret. between me and Walgreen’s. and my Christmas list. which I whittled down this year. so EMAIL ME. because I bought one hundred cards.)

Except for last year. When I got zero pictures. Because even though my daughter couldn’t crawl, she could still cry. And my son thought SIT NEXT TO YOUR SISTER meant ATTACK YOUR SISTER WITH GARLAND.

So I had to use this one from a random day in October.

Peace to you and yours. FYI: E isn’t wearing pants.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

14 thoughts to “Our Yearly Christmas Card Fiasco Where I Spare You One Hundred And Six Pictures”

  1. I was wondering about the pants situation.

    And are you really saying you’ll mail cards to any of us who email you? I have a feeling that’s going to be off the hook.

    1. This time *I* wasn’t wearing pants. Kinda.

      I am serious (until I run out of cards I guess). But I’m also serious in my card. So don’t be too disappointed when I’m all “I wish you and your family blahblahblah” because Scott’s nana also gets this card and she doesn’t read my blog. So me being funny would confuse her. I think.

  2. You know what (as my own butt gets clenched in hopes of my own “perfect” picture while wrangling feral children) I think those pictures are awesome. Not posed, showing their personality, natural hijinks, all of it awesome.

    And pants are overrated.

    While possibly on the Creepy Pete scale, I would *love* a Christmas card–so I have emailed you.

  3. The card photo stresses me out to no end, but not enough to cancel it. :o) One huge reason why the last two years we’ve had professional pictures done. So I don’t stress out anymore. Love your comment about E not wearing pants. Hah! And your kids are so beautiful! Can’t wait for the big unveiling.

  4. So True!! Weare taking our family pic on friday night – the only night everyone could schedule it. This is AFTER Brownies, Work and a few much needed haircuts, with no time for dinner, I am betting the picture will turn out GREAT?

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