Today is my mother’s birthday, she would have been just 60 years old. It’s also the day I finish writing my remembrance for Saturday Morning’s celebration of her life. After 6+ years writing professionally, I can honestly say this is the hardest damn thing I’ve ever had to churn out. But, the ol’ Gal is worth it, and I’ve promised myself I will deliver my speech on Saturday sans tears. Why? Because Mom would have wanted it that way. I can hear her now: “Quit crying, I didn’t raise you to be a pansy.” Today is also crappy for you. Why? Because it’s a Monday AND we are officially the farthest we can be from the next extended vacation. So, it appears that we both could use a good chuckle this morning.
Luckily, I have some SOLID GOLD friends and readers, like Chessy. Chessy is a high-brow and brilliant writer, she and her beloved even publish a literary magazine. When she’s not making us all look like uncultured dog turds, Chessy’s sending me chuckle-worthy articles, like Buzzfeed’s “21 Kids Who Shut Down Picture Day.” She originally sent this to me on September 1st, (the last day Mom was with us) I knew from the moment I clicked on it, that I would be stealing all the good ones and posting the photos here. Of course, due to the sorrow casserole this past week has been, I’m just now getting to posting. Forgive me if you’ve already seen these, but this sh*t still makes me laugh…hard. So, sit back and shirk your responsibilities while we laugh at children who truly deserve it. First up, we’ve got some kids who wore the wrong shirt on picture day:
Then you’ve got your classic UNFORTUNATE NAMES:
Of course, the rest are self-explanatory:
SPECIAL BONUS ACTUAL AWKWARD FAMILY PHOTO FROM MY FAMILY’S PRIVATE STASH! I present yours truly on 4th grade picture day, complete with UNICORN NECKLACE and “CHILI BOWL BUTT CUT!”
And as a SPECIAL THANK YOU, to my Baby Sis, who was SO KIND to post my photo as her tbt (“throwback thursday”)…To you Bratherine, I SAY: TURNABOUT IS FAIR PLAY! Behold! My baby sister’s 5th grade photo. via (Thanks Chessy, SOTBs fo’ life!)