The joke isn’t that they’re cruel or bad at parenting or have any particular disdain for the world at large. They aren’t unkind to their neighbors or to the animals and their deeply devoted to their children and to each other.
The joke is that they’re happy.
The Addams Family is missing a lot of the typical sitcom tropes. There’s no mother-in-law jokes, no arguing over who’s supposed to fill what gender role, both Morticia and Gomez spend roughly equal amounts of time parenting the children and the most remarkable is the relationship between Morticia and Gomez. You see Morticia Addams and it really highlights how rare it is in family films and TV sitcoms to see a wife and mom character who isn’t like this “dissatisfied housewife always mad at my big dumb husband but I love him gonna stay with him because this is the world and he’s the best I can get and I am always right because wifes are the smart ones hey you can relate to this average American I guess”. Morticia and Gomez in contrast are usually working together you know rarely party A will keep something from party B but for the most part the form little schemes together as partners both are heads of the household and they almost never disrespect each other - remarkable in a genre where that’s usually the joke.
But the reason the Addams are happy is really beacause they exist outside of society’s expectations. Gomez is a man child who plays with his trains and that’s fine. Morticia fences with her husband and plays with weapons often and it doesn’t occur to them to care what other people think.
If you don’t think the Addams Family is the best possible aspiration for family life, I think you may wish to re-evaluate your long-term personal goals.
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That lip lining hack is GENIUS.
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We are giving away a total of 21 shirts here on Tumblr and the same again over on Facebook, making 42 tees altogether. Why 42? Why not? If it’s good enough to be the answer to life, the universe and everything then it’s good enough for us. So, that’s very nearly $1000 worth of FREE TEES we’re giving away!
There will be 3 winners here on Tumblr:
- 1st Prize: 12 awesome Aplentee t-shirts
- 2nd Prize: 6 awesome Aplentee t-shirts
- 3rd Prize: 3 awesome Aplentee t-shirts
and it’s the same set-up over on Facebook.
So how do you enter the giveaways?
On Tumblr it’s pretty simple:
Follow our Aplentee tumblr blog and reblog this post.
Each reblog of this post counts as an entry.
You can reblog more than once while the giveaway is running, but please be sensible and don’t spam!
Both giveaways run for the whole of October and the winners will be announced at the start of November. Entrants are welcome from anywhere in the world - we ship worldwide.
Please also check out our other posts both here on tumblr and on our Facebook as we give away a lot of t-shirts so you may well find another giveaway to enter.
Of course, it would be awesome if as well as entering our giveaways you bought a t-shirt or two from us! We have new designs going on sale pretty much every week and we are almost always running some sort of special offer - you can regularly get FREE SHIPPING if you buy any 3 t-shirts for example. All the shirts we currently have available can be found here in our showcase.
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