This year there are no outtakes for the Prince Family’s Christmas Card Photo Shoot, because there was no photo shoot. I was lazy. Someone took a picture of us at Pismo Beach back in July that I really liked, so I just used that. Behold:
I know the kids are squinting, but it’s the only photo that I look good in, so it wins. Lots of my friends send photo Christmas cards that show only their children, but I like to include flattering pictures of Stewart and myself as if to say “hey, we still look good, too.” When we start sending out pictures of just our boys, then you’ll know our looks are starting to seriously decline. That or we have simply become un-photogenic.
I know I said it was weird that there was an adult couple in line to visit Santa – without children – and that it was weird for them to pose for photos with him. In light of that comment you might think this is odd:
However, I will tell you that I never intended to be included in this photo. You can tell by my incredibly flat hairdo. No, what you cannot see is the amount of kinetic energy coiled in Brady’s muscles as he strains against my arms, trying with all his might to flee as far from Santa as possible. This frame of a digital moment captured a very tame look on Brady’s face. Trust me when I tell you that at all other moments in Santa’s vicinity, Brady’s face was bright red, his mouth a perfect enormous round yell. I am laughing in the picture because, well, what other pleasant option is there?
Merry Christmas to all my friends inside the computer, whether or not I’ve met you in real life.