Sunday family

Today is a very special day. I mean, c’mon, it’s Chocolate Chip Day! Ignore the fact that they’re melting together because it’s so frickin’ hot so frickin’ early. They’re TOGETHER. Like family. For International Day of Families (yeah, I know, I should stretch first before I try to make that sort of connection).

It’s an observance started by the United Nations, first as the International Year of the Family (proclaimed in December 1989). Then: “In 1993, the General Assembly decided in a resolution (A/RES/47/237) that 15 May of every year should be observed as The International Day of Families. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.” (Learn more here.)

Now, if you know anything about me, you know I try not to take myself too seriously, so why would I do that for this post? To celebrate families (all kinds), let’s enjoy some awkward family photos.

The curly mullet wasn’t enough for this guy. He had to try to get his fur family to sit pretty for the camera. Only the bunny did, and I think he’s laughing. Image found on SFGate.
Yes, we like to move it. Why do you ask? Image found on Treehugger
That’s what you get for not giving me your bacon, Sheila! Image found on LiveAbout.
Don’t you ever talk to me or my kids again! Image by Ric Seet found on Bored Panda.
Screw you guys, I’m goin’ home! Image found on Awkward Family Photos.
Dad likes to make an ass of himself. Image found on Bored Panda.
I can’t even begin to imagine what’s going on here, but I suspect that’s the international sloth sign for “Get help.” Image found on Pinterest.
Don’t you be talking smack about my brother from another mother. Image found on LadBible.
Is it just me, or does the dog look deeply ashamed/skeeved out? Image found on Reader’s Digest.
They say there’s one in every family. Some of us have more, and we’re proud of it. Image found on cheezburger.
There’s some serious monkey business going on here. OK, I’ll stop. Image found on LiveAbout.
Never tell a sibling to bite your ass. Image found on Earth Rangers.
OK, this one’s actually kinda sweet. Weird but sweet. Image found on Blendspace.
All this family love is smothering me! Image found on DumpADay.

6 thoughts on “Sunday family

  1. Reminds me of all those years when Mom and Dad tried to get a good family picture with me and my four siblings. Somebody always had their eyes closed. Or something.

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    • When we were little we didn’t dare spoil a picture intentionally, but often half of us would be frowning or crying. By the time I was in high school we’d do whatever the few times we actually had family pics.

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  2. Our spring seems to have been unusually short this year. Spring went pasta me as fast as a certain type of Italian food.

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  3. As for the picture of the couple in red shirts with “World’s Best Dad” on the man’s shirt, I suspect the dogs were very confused by what their human friends were trying to do. After they took this picture, I hope both dogs were properly rewarded with plenty of dog treats.

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