You picture an idyllic afternoon of baking sugar cookies together; in reality your toddler spends most of it dumping flour all over his pants.
You picture a leisurely drive looking at Christmas lights; in reality someone's always groaning in the backseat that they're bored, too hot, too cold, or someone else farted at them.
I blame Christmas stock photos.
After getting such a great response from you when I corrected some silly baby stock photos, I thought I'd do it again with funny holiday stock photos. Which one is your favorite?
1. You know that line about not being able to have nice things?
2. Pinpointing the exact moment of the mall Santa's nervous breakdown.
3. It'll all be worth it in the morning, right?
4. Santa's little helper.
5. Family pictures: not for the faint of heart.
6. Kids are so patient and well-behaved.
7. Parents do weird things to their babies around the holidays.
Don't forget to share by clicking on the buttons below, and have a merry Christmas! Or die trying, anyway.