This is the time of year when the beautiful family photos are on display. They show up in mailboxes, on refrigerators, framed in metal and wood, and you can scroll through the Rolodex of family perfection on Facebook any time, day or night.
Smiling, domestic, loveliness sitting on the lawn. Gorgeous families with obedient 2.5 and a shiny white picket. Sometimes there are parents stealing a kiss, or children embracing. Often times you’ll find a splendid I’ve-never-pooped-in-the-house prize-winning canine in the photo. Have you ever noticed nobody puts his or her cat or gerbal in a photo?
Anyway…the other photo option is the aren’t-we-silly photo. It’s the duck face, big eyed, dramatized, on purpose, goofy photo. This is the “act like you’re fun and like each other, but go all the way to stupid” picture.