|The fact that my lantern is not even lit just completely ruins any credibility this photo had.|
Due to this family history of sorts, I'm lucky to have married a man who is game for silly pictures. It's not like that last statement was a surprise if you've noticed our sidebar image. Yes, he has a mustache tucked upside down behind his glasses to create eyebrows. I didn't even notice it until after the photo was printed. There's one in particular of him sitting on the small, wooden rocking horse, looking very pleased that I'd really love to share, but I'm pretty sure that he doesn't want me to share that here. But let me reassure you that you really are missing out on a fantastic photo. You can dream it up in your mind if you'd like, but it won't be very satisfying. However, if you're personal friends with me on Facebook, you can find it if you dig deep enough.
What I'm trying to get to is that, frankly, my mom doesn't know how to pretend for pictures. This first example is from 2010 when my parents came out to visit, and we took them to San Diego to tour the USS Midway. "Pretend it's an ejection seat."
|Mom: "But my feet don't touch the ground!" No, because you're being EJECTED!|
Then there are these:
|"How do you fly this thing!?"|
|Dad's actual quote: "This is a pretty tiny steering wheel for this big ship."|
|Just kidding. She was actually just looking off into the distance.|
|"It's hard to pretend to chug without actually chugging."|
She's getting better, though. See?
|"Pretend like it's going to come down and poke you!"|