Friday, November 8, 2013


We are getting our family picture taken this evening for the church pictorial directory and I am dreading it.

I've chosen blue dresses for the girls to wear and they are going to pitch a fit and get cranky over having to wear a dress on a day that is not a Sunday.

Mr. Quimby hates being late and is always worried about being late, so leaving the house is likely to make all three of them cranky.

Them getting cranky will make Mr. Q cranky.  The hard sell that the photographer will do to try to get us to buy additional pictures will make Mr. Q even more cranky.

I'm removing myself from the situation.  My office space is close to our church, so I will just be meeting them there.  Mr. Q and I both think this is a good idea because if I'm there it's just one more person to add stress to the situation.  Sadly, I'm not able to diffuse Mr. Q's crankiness once he gets started (anything I try to do to help just adds to it) so it's really better if I'm not there.

Honestly, this is just such a huge potential for a cluster f@$* that I'm DREADING it.  It's just one of those things that I feel we have to do.

Pray for me !


Rachel et Natalie said...

you're too funny. I am sure it will be fine and the pictures will be beautiful.

Laurie said...

Hope it well!

Stimey said...

That sounds like a whole THING. I wish you the best of luck. You know I have all the sympathy in the world for people who are trying to coordinate family photos. Not an easy thing!

Silvia said...

We tried the matching clothes picture thing once . . . there were so many great pictures (NOT!) that the studio called after the shoot to offer us a free re-shoot. For the re-shoot the kids all wore pyjamas (S's didn't even match) and we got a great picture. They were young enough that they could get away with pyjamas.

Ryaanne said...

I am reading the posts in order so I hope later on we hear how it went!

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