Thanks to all the very funny people who entered my caption contest on facebook! More importantly, thanks to my good friend Seri from Little Miss Party for letting me post this hilariously heartbreaking photo of her son, Gavin. He's the one crouching in his socks between Mazzy and her new friend, Asher.
Is it possible to be hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time? YES! IT IS! As evidenced by myself and Seri laughing our asses off at this pic.
The winner is Karen Kuhn Gitto who wrote the line above. I can't think of any fate worse than crying in front of your ex and their new squeeze. Best to swallow your feelings and then eat your weight in ice cream later. That learning comes with age though. Gavin will get there.
Here are a few more of my favorite captions…
From Julia Roelofs:
From Brenna Jennings of Suburban Snapshots:
From Karie Nickens:
From Anais Caccamo:
From Jamie Sanders:
From Gabrielle Doucette:
Yep, there is nothing more first world than child-sized poolside lounge chairs from Pottery Barn. I think Gavin will be JUST FINE.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
XO, Mommy Shorts
These are hilarious Friday entertainment! But curious, what was he actually upset about?
Now if I just had a pool to go with those awesome chairs! Eh, a sprinkler will have to do!
It’s so much fun eating your weight in ice cream! 🙂
same here! I thought we were also going to get the real story behind the photo. I mean, as long as it’s not tooo embarrassing… especially when Gavin’s what, 13? do older kids, tweens, get embarrassed by the internet anymore though, seems like they do enough to embarrass themselves. who knows?
IDK how old the photo is but he looks 5 or so in the pic
There wasn’t much of a story. Basically, there were three kids, only two chairs. I said “let’s take a picture in the chairs!” And Gavin got their last. Adding insult to injury, it was HIS house. They are all four.
oh, i know he’s not 13 now, LOL. i mean, when he gets to be 13 and there’s a photo of him crying his eyes out as a 5 year old. but the internet will be so huge by then that no-one will ever be able to dig back this far, right? 🙂
I post pictures of my kids online, I try to use discretion, but I am not overly worried what will happen if they are older as (1) I would delete anything about them I posted and (2) because Justin Beiber and Miley Sirus and All The Kardashians provide nice context to “social media you should be embarrssed by as opposed to mildly perturbed”. As a longtime reader Ihave the utmost confidence the same rules apply here. 😉
I like those chairs.
Long time reader too, (…sipping coffee from my mommyshorts mug)
I’m not concerned, but just only started pondering it as my son looks over my shoulder as facebook posts, blogs scroll past, asking questions…
or maybe I’m just projecting…. since this incident: my husband and son went to our regular grocery store and they were surprised when the cashier said “hey- haven’t seen you guys in a while- hey I saw a picture of you guys on that famous blog,.. what’s it called ? mommy shorts!” lol, I had told them I sent in a photo but I don’t know if my husband knew it was posted.
sorry to sidetrack this whole post!
Too funny! Those chairs are pretty awesome.