The older I get, the more I realize that New Year's Eve is totally overrated.  I mean, seriously, what's the point of getting all dolled up to spend a shit-ton of money to fight a bunch of annoying crowds to risk being hit by a drunk driver and to then be disappointed that the night wasn't nearly as fabulous as you'd hoped it would be?  That's why my husband and I made the executive decision many moons ago to just stay home and have our own little family party to ring in the new year.

A big part of that annual New Year's tradition has become our crazy family photo shoot in which every member of the Nucking Futs household gathers together in front of our sloppily colored Happy New Year banner.  We're talkin' fish, dogs and people alike.  And this year, we even had to add the damn guinea pig to the mix.

My husband always piles books upon books onto a bar stool to get just the right angle before he sets the automatic timer on the camera.  He then has to bust a move to get into his proper position before the picture is snapped.  Naturally, this ends up taking multiple tries before success is reached with everyone's heads accounted for and nobody's eyes closed.  This year, however, we had a very unexpected interruption in the photo-taking process.  Yep, leave it to Goatdog to be the one to put a kink in the creative flow of fun.

We were on about "Take #9" when things went straight to hell in a handbasket.  My legs were going numb from holding Goatdog's fifty pound ass on my lap for so long, and my husband had just wriggled his way in between my son and my daughter after setting the timer yet again.  And then suddenly, just before the flash went off, Goatdog lunged straight at the guinea pig, snapping at his furry little head.  You can probably just imagine all the screaming and utter chaos that ensued.

The pig was shaking like a leaf, my daughter was bawling hysterically, and my husband was yelling as he tried to keep Goatdog at bay.  (Do you see now why we never get professional family photos?)  Miraculously, we were somehow able to get everyone to calm down long enough to get back into place and take a relatively decent picture.  It certainly wasn't easy, but we managed to ring in the new year with all family members alive and accounted for.  Here's to a great 2012, y'all!

Views: 5

Tags: dog, family, guinea, holiday, kids, new, parenting, photo, picture, pig, More…tradition, year's

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

12/27/14 DAILY BLOG PROMPT

A SPECIAL GREETING FROM FRAN DRESCHER

MOM BLOGGERS FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Mom Bloggers for Social Good is a global coalition of 2000+ mom bloggers who currently span over twenty countries and who care about spreading the good news about the amazing work non-profit organizations and NGOs are doing around the world.  Want to make a difference? Please join us!

Toxic Free Blog - by Brittany Glynn


Brittany is a director of the Toxic Free Foundation and created the first ever Toxic Free Certification Program.  Weekly, Brittany publishes the Toxic Free Blog and provides coaching to over 10,000 families in the United States alone.  She is the author of a Toxic Free educational series and co-author of several Toxic Free learning programs. Brittany is also an award winning author. 

© 2014   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service