This Is What Happens When You’re Single

I rather enjoy being single, and on occasion this characteristic has led to some comedic moments.

The most recent was when I was home for Christmas. My parents hosted a big Christmas party for some of our relatives (my mom and dad have LOT of siblings). They decided to hire a photographer to take photos of the various families and groups, which turned out to be a great idea.

Here’s a condensed look at all of these photographs, which I received in my inbox today. See if you can guess what’s coming next.

So we’re all taking these photos in different groups–all the adults, all the kids, all the cousins, families, couples, etc. We get to my immediate family, and we take a few of these photos (my sister and her husband have 3 kids, my brother and his wife have a little girl, and my parents have the 3 of us):

Nice photo, right? Everyone’s happily together. We finish the photos, and as we’re walking away, my mom turns around and says, “Jamey, you stay there. Let’s take a few photos of you.”

“Just me?” I asked. Keep in mind that EVERY other photo taken on this day included multiple people.

“Just you.”

This is the single life, folks:

Thanks, Mom. 🙂

Actually, looking at the big batch of photos, there is one other photo that just includes 1 person: My 10-month old niece, Maudie. She’s single too.

If you’re in the central Virginia area and you’re looking for a photographer, I think Anna did a great job! Here’s her website.

7 thoughts on “This Is What Happens When You’re Single”

  1. LOL… “Just me?”… “Just you”… I am dying over here. I’m sorry to laugh at our situation, but that is funny.

    I’m glad you have a sense of humor over the whole thing.

  2. Don’t you just love Moms? As a recent divorcee I feel your pain.

    After receiving many photo Christmas Cards from families with anything from just a single picture (just kids, the family, etc) or a montage I am considering doing a 2019 montage of me at events – rock concerts, board game cons, etc.

  3. That’s a great picture of you! I’m surprised that you didn’t take the opportunity to do some fun photobombing or eat a giant cake or hug a tree or transform to Ironman when photo by yourself. So many things you could do!


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