Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Swear Words

One Christmas when I was about 6 years old my Aunt and Uncle who lived in Pennsylvania sent my a nice new button up shirt for Christmas and gave my brother a brand new football. Because they lived so far away and wouldn't be around to see us open our gifts my mom thought it would be a nice gesture to use her new fancy Polaroid camera to take pictures of us with the gifts. My mom had me put on my crisp button up shirt and stand politely in front of the camera. As she staged the photo my brother would every now and then toss the football in front of me. My mom told him to cut it out, Polaroid film was very expensive and she didn't want that damn football in the shot. He stopped screwing around for a moment and slunk out of frame. My mom raised the camera, waited the unnecessarily long amount of time all mothers wait before taking a photo and then flash! She snapped the picture one second after my Brother lunched the football back into the air.

Realizing what he had done, she said, "You better hope that football isn't in this picture, or I'm gonna be so mad!" We waited nervously as the image slowly developed, and I'm happy to say my brother just emailed me a copy of the photo that appeared that night...

My mom laughed her ass off when this photo developed and I would argue that my brother actually helped save money on Polaroid film as this photo included both of the gifts.

1 comment:

chambers10 said...

This is AWESOME!!!

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