Rachel is the Dynomitest Dynomite Kid!
I have an announcement.
Rachel’s Facebook friends the voters have spoken.
Rachel — you are the winner of my Dynomite! Family Photo Edition contest!
Congratulations to Rachel of the blog Rachel’s Table!
Holy hairspray, your family looks sharp!
The competition was fierce. But in their Windsor knots, Breck Girl bouffants, preppy blue coordinating color scheme and are-we-having-fun-yet smiles that won a place in America’s heart, Rachel’s family beat out of three other formidable families donning pixie cuts, a bolo tie, Austin Powers specs, red vinyl boots and teenage angst so thick you couldn’t sever it with a Ginsu knife.
Hooray — everyone is so thrilled for your family, Rachel!
Everyone . . . everyone . . . except . . .
Oh cripes. This feels awkward.
This feels just like that time in 4th grade when I told Shannon I’d be her field trip partner on the bus ride to the sheep farm and then thirty minutes later I got a much better offer from Cindy and then at that very moment when I was walking onto the bus with Cindy, I saw Shannon sitting there with a seat already saved for me and with an expression that looked almost exactly like . . .
Well we can’t all be winners.
For winning big as the Dynomite! kid featured on my blog, Rachel will receive a second helping of Flashback-in-a-Box. And it’s sure to be spectacular this time because I have two bags worth of kids party trinkets, a bowl of Halloween candy, some leftover Thanksgiving yams and everything must go.
And a final thank you to Rachel, Nancy, Emily and Lucy for entering your smashing family photos! You truly are all Dynomite! in my eyes.