Why Is North Edited Into the Kardashian-West Christmas Card?

Instagram / Kim Kardashian West

Ever wonder what daily life is like for the Kardashian-West family? I sure do. And a recent story about Kim and Kanye’s 2019 Christmas photo gives us a brief glimpse into what living at that Calabasas mansion might be like.

You may not notice anything weird, but look closely at the photo. Can you tell that North West has been photoshopped in?

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Instagram / Kim Kardashian West

Why Did Kim Photoshop North Into the Family Photo?

Honestly, no explanation would really shock us, would it? My thoughts immediately went to the following: 6-year-old North woke up on picture day looking whack, and Kim wouldn’t let her be in the photo.

That’d be super harsh, but who knows? This is the Kardashians we’re talking about–appearances are everything.

The truth is, that wasn’t at all what happened. And if it had, Kim could have had a hair and makeup team on North in the blink of an eye, so I guess it doesn’t make total logical sense.

Turns Out North Threw a Fit

She’s only 6, so it’s not a total shock.

In an interview on Tuesday, Kim told Ellen Degeneres, “It’s the most anxiety to get four kids together smiling in a room. North was having a day, so she refused to be in the shoot. She just was crying because she wanted her specific hairstyle, whatever. I said, ‘Fine, you’re not gonna be in the card.’”

To which we imagine North said, “Excuse me? Was you sayin’ something? Nuh-uh, you can’t tell me nothin’.

And then she presumably moonwalked away in her Yeezys.

Look, when you’re used to styling your own wardrobe from scratch and experimenting with makeup before you turn 7, as North is, you’re used to a certain level of perfection.

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Harper’s Bazaar

North is also used to her father literally being Kanye West and her mother literally being Kim Kardashian. Her parents are icons of doing pretty much whatever you feel like and not letting anyone else tell you how to think.

So, the family went on to take the photo without her. Kim holds her baby son Psalm (7 months) in her lap, Kanye holds daughter Chicago (almost 2), and Saint (4) sits happily next to his mom.

The next day, Kim called the photographer back, got North’s hair right, and snapped some photos. North was then edited into the family shot.

Parenthood, man. It’s not easy–but it’s a little bit easier when you have professionals ready to work around your kid’s demands.