TWT: The family picture that wasn’t taken


This isn’t an old photo (taken Dec. 24, 2012) but since it is nearly 10:45pm on Monday and I don’t have anything else ready for Time Warp Tuesday, this picture will have to do the job.

We spent time together, all 7 of us, on Saturday afternoon. My MIL and FIL were also there to celebrate SuperDad’s 50th birthday and Encyclopedia Blue’s 21st birthday.

The things that have changed in the past 9 months:

  • SnakeMaster has, I believe, passed up his SIL in height.
  • MusicMan now has an impressive mop of curls. SD & I make comments that we probably shouldn’t make — because hey, it’s just hair and it’s not our responsibility. Did I mention it is an impressive mop of curls? It might be because I am his mother, but that hair is the first thing I see when we I look at him. It’s…. impressive.  But Rapunzel loves it. She’s his wife and the one who cuts his hair, and she’s the one he needs to please, not his mother!  

I can’t prove either of those things because I failed to take a photo of our get-together. My dear MIL wanted to take a picture in the parking lot… in front of our filthy minivan… with the back hatch open… on a 93 degree afternoon… in bright sunshine… and no one cooperated. In hindsight, we should have all sweetly agreed. I wanted to move us to a cooler spot with a better backdrop but then I didn’t make it happen.  I know better. When the mama (or in this case, the grandma) wants to take a family photo, let her do it!

Lesson over.

I had a meeting this evening and a full day of work tomorrow. I’m headed to bed!


Time Warp Tuesday is brought to you by Jenn at Juggling Life. Visit here to see the other participants and their photos.

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4 thoughts on “TWT: The family picture that wasn’t taken

  1. Lovely picture and yes let MIL take pictures when she requests it! It is important.
    I think we will see you come mid Oct. for the weekend crop. Sharing a trailer with Jaime and her mom I hear. See you then 🙂

  2. I know what you mean about missing opportunities to get the pictures – and regretting it! Especially with my daughter so far away, I need to make sure we take more family photos when she is here.

    You have seen my son’s mop of curls – so I get it – I was worried but the girls in his age group seem to like it!

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