If you’re jonesing for your heartwarming read of the day, look no further, because you just found it: No matter how busy this family is, they always manage to set aside 15 hours every single day to look at a picture of Waylon Smithers together.
Yup, there’s no doubt on this one. This is about as beautiful as it gets!
Any family will tell you that finding time to spend together in today’s non-stop, 24/7 world is far from easy, which just makes the Schwartz’s commitment to coming together to stare at a picture of The Simpsons’ character Waylon Smithers for 15 hours a day that much more amazing. Despite the mother working full-time as a nurse, the father working as a lawyer, and each of their three kids juggling the pressures of schoolwork, travel soccer, and dozens of other extracurriculars like karate, theater, and piano lessons, each member of this incredible family cherishes those 15 hours a day when they sit completely still and stare at a photo of Mr. Burns’ dutiful assistant so much that they simply make it a priority.
Umm, can you say family goals??? This is seriously awesome.
It really is so refreshing to see a family that doesn’t just say they wished they could find 15 hours a day to look at a massive 18-by-24-inch picture of Waylon Smithers set up on an easel in the living room, but one whose actions reflect their values. The Schwartz’s daily routine recalls a simpler time in America when things moved slower and it was understood at work and school that the hours between 10 a.m. and 1 a.m. were “Waylon Smithers time,” when families everywhere looked at Smithers in basically complete silence except for the occasional, “He’s very loyal,” or, “Smithers has glasses,” and it was not to be interrupted.
No matter the sacrifices that the Schwartzes have had to make in order to keep their traditional value intact, whether it was the father being passed over for a partnership at his law firm last year because he leaves work at 9 a.m. every day or the kids having to skip almost every one of their practices and recitals, they know know that being together in the same room and looking at a picture of Waylon Smithers for 15 hours straight is just what a family does, and any repercussions are well worth it.
Absolutely incredible. In an age when most people struggle to find even a few hours a week to look at Waylon Smithers by themselves, let alone as a family, it’s so great to be reminded that if you truly value coming together as a household to look at the well-dressed Simpsons character, it’s possible to do it. Here’s to you, Schwartzes!