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Why My House Is Just Like a Frat House — Reason #598

Why My House Is Just Like a Frat House — Reason #598

December 4, 2008

Should you pass out on the couch, people will pile stuff on top of you. In this case Star Wars action figures.


And then photograph it.


And share it with the internet. Though in college it probably won’t be your mother doing that last one.

Posted by Chris @ 8:37 am  

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  1. embee says:

    my favorite is the apple.

  2. Jill says:

    Chris! I love this! These photographs are SO MUCH FUN!
    What blows my mind is that the figures are actually standing up!

  3. Katie says:

    Although if it were a frat house, he’d be snuggling a beer bottle instead of an apple. Cute, cute!

  4. exile on mom street says:

    So cute! And also…disturbingly like some college memories I thought I’d successfully repressed.

  5. liz says:

    How did they get them to stay ON?

  6. Keyona says:

    I would surely hold on to that one for when he starts dating. Blackmail is a lovely thing! :o)

  7. liv says:

    aww… he looks so sweet! at least you didn’t draw on a mustache or write something unsavory on his forehead. :)

  8. Lilly says:

    Miles is sooo adorable and your other munchkins are very funny.

  9. Alissa says:

    my word, that’s hilarious.

  10. Cary says:

    Considering the apple is probably lying bite side down on your couch, you have every right to torture. I am a little surprised you would have risked disturbing some peace and quiet by waking him. Naps are few and far between here these days.

    Chris says: I didn’t pile the stuff on him or take the photos. I came home from bringing my oldest son to football practice and found these photos on my camera. I am only guilty of sharing them with the internet ;-)

  11. Andrea in IN says:

    You are so funny! That’s a sign of a good day - he must have played hard!

  12. Dana says:

    It looks like these are flashless pics — how sweet is that. Real frat boys wouldn’t have bothered to turn off the flash.

  13. Randall says:

    Aw - what a cutie. It’s like stuffonmycat.com!

  14. meredith says:

    :) cute

  15. Heather's Garden says:

    Is there anything cuter than a baby asleep with his butt in the air?

  16. Jean says:

    I had to figure it was siblings who concocted this amusement! Too funny. I’m sure that apple will be back in the fruit bowl as soon as he wakes up…

  17. Brigitte says:

    Thank GOODNESS they didn’t yet have internet back in my college days!

  18. SoMo says:

    Just the laugh I needed this morning. I am assuming he had the apple in case he got hungry while sleeping. Boys always so practical.

  19. jennifer says:

    at least they didn’t draw on him….

  20. Grace says:

    Ha! Your kids took those photos? Me-thinks that you’ve trained them well on what kind of stuff is “blog-worthy”. Too funny!

  21. liza says:

    I agree with Embee. The apple wins at funny!

  22. Keyona says:

    Knowing you didn’t even take the pictures makes it that much more funny! :o)

  23. Ruth H says:

    Well, that’s what big brothers are for!

  24. kelly says:

    I like the first one where he’s still sleeping in baby position.

    And the apple…something about it just says innocence.

    And so funny what his brothers (and sister?) did to him. I am the oldest in my family, so I tortured my younger siblings too…it’s part of the job description.

  25. Karen says:

    That first one i such a precious photo!

  26. Amy says:

    In my boy’s almost-4-years of life, he has not once, NOT ONCE, passed out outside the confines of his bed. What gives?

  27. Stacey says:

    Thanks for the hearty chuckle! I needed that! I am reminded of the time I painted my college boyfriend’s fingernails while he slept and then lied about not having any nailpolish remover when he woke up. Surprisingly, he married me 4 years later.

  28. Ani says:

    Now THAT is a picture for his wedding rehearsal. :-)

    Your kids are hilarious…did any of them ‘fess up to taking the pics?

  29. Sarah says:

    Here are a couple of links that I thought you might like:

    For more pictures like yours:

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  30. Sara says:

    Your kids kill me. I am dead from the cuteness.

  31. Muse Swings says:

    Hilarious! I love piling things on sleeping people. Piled 2 loads of laundry on the Mister once while he was sleeping in his chair- got pictures. Painted his toenails Party Pink once too. Then I forgot about it. After he woke up we went outside to do some gardening. Both looked down at the same time and there they were pink and pretty. I had some ’splainen to do

  32. Bev B says:

    What a hoot!! Thanks for always making my day!!

  33. Katie in MA says:

    That’s HILARIOUS! And so like something I would have done to my sibs when I was younger! :) Oh, the things my mom hears about now that she never knew about… hee hee!

  34. Becky says:

    Man, chances are this is something they will not grow out of, speaking from experience. A few friends of mine and myself decorated another friend of our’s hair with tiny Star Wars figures a couple of months ago and took photos. Of course, we have the excuse of actually being in college.


  35. dangitAnge says:


    One day I fell asleep on the couch and my dh unfolded the ENTIRE Sunday newspaper and spread it over me, like a bum. I was nice and toasty. :)

  36. Dana says:

    We do the same thing at our house…. but it’s called Human Jenga!!!

  37. Mark says:

    In college he’d have had been Sharpie’d, (Temp tattoo, mustache or some other artistic rendering or all three ;-)maybe he’d have a cookie in his mouth and of course the requisite checking to make sure the beer supply hadn’t been tapped into to put him in that state.

  38. iris says:

    haha. Simply adorable!
    My guy friends always drew male anatomy parts on one another- busting out the black Sharpie whenever their pal was knocked out in lectures. There would be guys of the same species in the row behind who’d smile and flash their thumbs up at the perpetrator. They said that’s what true friends are for really.
    Thanks for the cuteness overload. Miles always brings me smiles!

  39. stacie says:

    Absinithe? No wonder he’s passed out……

  40. nrp says:

    The “Absinthe” poster in the background lends the whole thing that extra layer of classiness.

  41. Kristen says:

    Very Funny! I’ll have to try that with my four boys.

  42. peepnroosmom says:

    Oh the cuteness!

  43. kal says:

    *cracking up*
    Genius pictures - thanks for sharing!

  44. Steph says:

    Hee hee this made me laugh!!!

  45. Ali says:

    Love it!