This couple is SLEIGHing it with their Christmas card game. They're all the same combination of matching sweaters, a mantle, one baby who will not stop crying, a bunch of forced smiles and uninspired text that says, “Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays from *insert Christian names here.*”Aside from photos where kids sit calmly while smiling and wearing bow ties and bar mitzvah pictures where the father is helping the son read from the Torah, Christmas card photos are the least imaginative photos one can take.That's probably why you can see the shadow of dead dreams when you look into the eyes of any mall photographer.
We spent countless hours chatting on AIM, and I regularly got yelled at for being on the phone with him late at night.I felt like I knew him really well, so I didn’t think I’d have a problem feeling comfortable around him.But the night of our date (we were going to the movies – no sappy beach scene for me), I flipped.I spent hours throwing clothes around my room trying to figure out what to wear and simultaneously thinking of things we could talk about.D offered to pick me up, but the thought of him coming to my front door while my little brother and sister giggled in the window made me cringe all over, so I said I’d just meet him there.That’s when the awkwardness really began – my dad and his best friend, basically my uncle, insisted on driving me, no matter how much I begged my mom to do it. When we pulled up to the theater and they attempted to come out for a “friendly hello”, I thought I was literally going to die.