Parents Ousted From Their Own X-Mas Card

Another wonderful holiday season (in which my Christmas music playlist has yet to find a rival), another flood of Christmas greeting cards from families near and far.

Oops, I don’t mean families — I mean kids. Invariably, families with kids send only a picture of the kids and not the parents. This is maddening. What’s going on here? Why are parents ousted from their own photo?

1. Kids are cuter than adults, so nicer to look at.

2. Kids change in physical appearance year-to-year more than their parents.

3. The marriage and family in general is really driven by the kids, so a photo of just the kids suitably reflects the power structure.

I suspect it’s a combination. #3 is most worrying and something I touched on in an earlier post titled The Emergence of Kids as Kings.

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