You know those pregnancy shots...
The woman, nine months pregnant - full to bursting with fertility, exposes a portion of her gloriously ripe belly and glances down adoringly at the beauty that is her tumescent self. While her husband stands behind her, gently cradling the preciousness of his beloved and their soon-to-be offspring.
...Just what you were picturing, right?
I came across this photo on a friend's blog, Apparently her friend found it on a website of Awkward Family Photos. I've been sitting here...for the past, oh, twenty-ish minutes just laughing. Fairly hysterically, yes. Snickering and snorting and barfing just the teeniest bit in my mouth. I mean...really.
The funniest part of this picture is that this is just a "normal couple", with their normal hairdos and normal non-Hollywood, non-hot bodies, taking what they apparently assume is a normal pregnancy shot. Art, that's what it is. Complex and emotionally-moving. To be hung in all its glory in the family dining room. Wow, can you even imagine that awkward moment for their future kid - bringing his or her friends over, only to have them notice, duuuuuude, your parents are, um, like, nekkid! And that's YOU in there! Or, hey, let's not even fast-forward to that mortifying moment down the road. What about now, when the family gathers 'round the table for Thanksgiving? What's the protocol for that scarring situation? Do you just munch away on your turkey leg, casually disregarding Aunt Debbie's almost-covered breasts and Uncle Jimmy's not-at-all covered whoopie cake on the wall before you?
There are no words.
Well, except...sorry, Mom. This is way worse than that post I wrote about "that flower", I know. Parents, grandparents, decent friends of mine, I apologize. I'll try really hard not to post anything like this ever again, I really will. But I consulted with Russ, the uber conservative, straight-laced Head of our Household, and he informed me that I "had to" put this out there for you guys to see. ...And then he triple dog dared me and, I mean, what could I possibly do after that?