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Stock Phonies:

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“All of our produce is locally sourced, organically grown, and sink-infused with toddler feet."

“All of our produce is locally sourced, organically grown, and sink-infused with toddler feet.”

Anyone who’s scrolled (or, for those of us old enough to remember, flipped) through stock photos knows they often show an exaggerated version of reality. The models depicted are either too happy or too unhappy, things are either going too well or impossibly badly. Who wants to pay for a stock photo of a meh Tuesday, right?

Well, one Tumblr is celebrating unreasonably idyllic stock photos of parenthood with hilarious results. Welcome to It’s Like They Know Us.

“Relax on your pristine white couch and enjoy these realistic depictions of motherhood.”

Some of these actually made me cry because I was laughing too hard. I hope you get as big a kick out of these images and brilliant captions as I did. And if you submit something or enter one of their caption contests, please make sure you share the link on this post so we can all vote for your entry and tell you how clever you are!

“Hey, do you guys want to go twirl around in the Windows screen saver for a bit?”

“Hey, do you guys want to go twirl around in the Windows screen saver for a bit?”

“Ooh, I hope there’s something beige on.”

“Ooh, I hope there’s something beige on.”

“I just peed a little when I laughed!” “That’s okay, I just farted, let’s keep walking.”

“I just peed a little when I laughed!”
“That’s okay, I just farted, let’s keep walking.”

To maintain a healthy lifestyle, the average family should schedule 2-3 jaunty romps through the woods each week. Experienced jaunty-rompers may wish to include tweens and aging in-laws for extra resistance. As always, take appropriate precautions by wearing pastel clothing and smiling like maniacs.

To maintain a healthy lifestyle, the average family should schedule 2-3 jaunty romps through the woods each week. Experienced jaunty-rompers may wish to include tweens and aging in-laws for extra resistance. As always, take appropriate precautions by wearing pastel clothing and smiling like maniacs.

“Our favorite winter tradition is getting all bundled up to make Snow Beiges."

“Our favorite winter tradition is getting all bundled up to make Snow Beiges.”

“Come along, Celery. Ottoman is late for his 12 o'clock Oyster Cleanse.”

“Come along, Celery. Ottoman is late for his 12 o’clock Oyster Cleanse.”

“Co-sleeping with both of our children up through 4th grade has not had any negative impact on our intimacy or ability to get 8 full hours of rest every night. It’s also a lot easier to get them into their carriers in the morning."

“Co-sleeping with both of our children up through 4th grade has not had any negative impact on our intimacy or ability to get 8 full hours of rest every night. It’s also a lot easier to get them into their carriers in the morning.”

“We like to piggy-back the children on long hikes. That way they can complain directly into our ears."

“We like to piggy-back the children on long hikes. That way they can complain directly into our ears.”

“I cherish these lessons in responsibility, Mom. If you hear me say anything under my breath when you leave the room, rest assured it is "Thank you."

“I cherish these lessons in responsibility, Mom. If you hear me say anything under my breath when you leave the room, rest assured it is “Thank you.”

“Sure we’re in middle school, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love being held like toddlers! This is as great for our popularity as it is for our parents’ backs.”

“Sure we’re in middle school, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love being held like toddlers! This is as great for our popularity as it is for our parents’ backs.”

If you want a baby, all you have to do is look up at the sky and wish with all of your might and then *BLOOP!*  An angel plops one down right into your lap!  It most certainly does not explode out of a hole in your body and then feed on you every two hours like in some kind of horrible sci-fi movie.

If you want a baby, all you have to do is look up at the sky and wish with all of your might and then *BLOOP!* An angel plops one down right into your lap! It most certainly does not explode out of a hole in your body and then feed on you every two hours like in some kind of horrible sci-fi movie.

“Ah yes, what you’ve found there is the White-Footed Field Baby, haven’t seen one since I was a girl. Be careful, they’re cute but they poop when startled.”

“Ah yes, what you’ve found there is the White-Footed Field Baby, haven’t seen one since I was a girl. Be careful, they’re cute but they poop when startled.”

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

27 thoughts on “Stock Phonies:

  1. Thank you for making me laugh–and that you could do it before I even had my coffee makes it even more incredible.

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  2. OMG! I thought I was lost in the Windows “Field of Dreams” in the one pic. creepy.

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  3. Ha Ha! I really enjoyed those. Thanks for the laugh 🙂

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  4. I laughed my way through this – thank you for sharing! 🙂

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  5. Who knew beige was so funny?

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  6. I’m going to be laughing about “Come along, Celery . . . ” for the rest of the day. If not the week.

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  7. Awesome Sunday treat. Thank you!

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  8. Appreciate the laughs and your wit!

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  9. You saved my Monday morning.

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  10. well, i won’t need my sugar fix this evening after looking at these people.

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  11. This is hilarious. I’ve also noticed how ridiculously happy people are in stock photos, and incredibly unrealistic. I especially like the ones in offices or meetings where everyone seems to be so happy to be there. Because everyone loves a meeting!

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