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Daily Diary: That Awkward Family Photo That Almost Made The Christmas Card

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We took our family Christmas card photo this weekend and … it was interesting to say the least. I tried to do it right before Caleb’s nap. WHAT WAS I THINKING? He was SO NOT HAVING IT. Hysterically crying. Liam was pissed because I kept making them both smile while Caleb was crying.

Mess. Mess. Mess.

But Bill and I kept snapping along because maybe just maybe one shot would work, right.

I was focusing on Liam telling him to smile. I wasn’t really looking at Caleb… so I didn’t see that he was falling backwards. Thankfully, he was so close to the tree that he fell into the tree and then softly onto the floor. But you’d think one of my children would do something??? I realized after he was on the ground. I grabbed him and Bill took the camera. He flipped back through the pictures and found this.

You can’t make this up folks. Liam is completely uninterested. Natalie looks like she is semi-concerned… but not enough to actually REACT and help Caleb.  I mean…talk about an awkward family photo.

I literally had this as my Christmas card for a good 20 minutes. But then I just couldn’t do it. I put Caleb down for a nap and then got a really great shot when he woke up.  Had to share it online though. 🙂

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. Lmao! What an awesome shot! Years from now they will appreciate your humor. I know your readers do! 😉

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