The next issue of Washingtonian MOM doesn’t hit newsstands until next week, but lucky for us, we don’t have to wait for a sneak preview of the cover story:

Hey, don’t be so quick to dismiss. The story features some totally candid photos, like this one:

And this one:

Ooo! And this:

Carney Shipman book pic

 

Hmmm … maybe we should take a closer look at that last one. Notice anything unusual?

That’s right. It gets better:

Yep, that’ll do it. Heckuva Photoshop job, Washingtonian!

https://twitter.com/Will_Antonin/status/454728713650049024

But wait — would you believe it gets better still? Because it does. For reals:

Glorious. Just glorious.

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/454734479836598272

You never know when you might need a stray pinky:

https://twitter.com/Will_Antonin/status/454729666675638272

Might as well make your kids useful, right?