They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but somehow, we are looking at this picture, and not even a single letter comes to mind, let alone a full word.
Seriously, what is the proper comment to a picture of a family casually posing with four of their little ones riding a literal ostrich as if it was the house pet?
Picture Day Is Hard
The more people you have in one picture, the harder it is to make sure they all look good. Add a couple of dogs into the mix and it gets even harder.
Someone is always caught mid-blink, mid-sneeze, or mid-wanting to be anywhere else but in front of the camera. Just like the girl in the middle, who somehow seems to have combined all three.
Why the Goat?
Some things just need to be in a picture to make it Christmas-card-able. Surprisingly, as this article teaches us, an occasional awkward face doesn't mean scrapping the picture. The family needs to be there, the tree needs to be there, and the holiday color scheme needs to be there.
Things like ornaments or presents are nice to have but not mandatory. A toy goat does not need to be there, but it didn't stop this family from having one.
Choices Were Made Here
The fact that this picture is a thing that exists in our world means that several choices were made: someone chose to position the family in the most random placements. Someone chose to have the guy on the left squat instead of standing up like everybody else. Someone also chose to have the family face the sun so they can hardly look at the camera.
Now, who do we speak to about getting that specific someone to never make another choice ever again?
The classic matching outfits, the questionable expression on Dad's face, and the little kid who wants nothing to do with Picture Day — it's the trifecta of awkward family photos, especially from the 70s and 80s.
This is a by-the-book kind of awkward. But let's not beat around the bush here. We came to this article for awkward and dammit, awkward is what we're going to get.