This proud grandfather is just a little confused about his role in the family.
(submitted by Alia)
What the hell is with that hat?
It’s very awkward that ppl don’t know where that hat is from. U probably don’t even know that Santa is from Finland.
Nice pic though. Nothing awkward about that.
who says men can’t breastfeed?
Ok guys… To spell it out, he looks like he’s breast-feeding the child. Awkward, yes. But it’s still cute.
It’s a boy, with long-er hair
Child wasn’t hurt, just cuddling
He’s only about 40 pounds, 4 years old, not that huge!
Not hiding from old man breath, just snuggling with his “blankie”
Not the twin of a math teacher
Yes, it is a North Sami hat, but I won’t argue the tourist part.
Not a walmart geezer actually!
I’m the daughter of the boy and that’s my dad (he loves his hats!) I’m also a lactation counselor so when I snapped the photo of my dad cuddling with my son Christmas morning I took another look and immediately realized that it DID look like he was trying to breastfeed! We all had a good laugh!
the picture in itself? not so awkward. but when you add the captioning to it, it makes the picture appear in a whole new way. ewww…. and that my friends, makes it awkward.
it actually looks like the grandpa is holding the child who has been hurt and wanted to be held
How big is that child? His/her hand is HUGE!
I think the thing that makes this the most awkward–for me, at least–is it seems the child is eating the blanket to hide from ‘old man breath’.
I swear, this guy is an exact doppelgänger to my math teacher…and he has a twin. So. Hmmm. Curious.
But like most people, I don’t think this is a very awkward picture. Kind of sweet, really.
“In Lapland male breastfeeding is the norm”
I think folks are taking the term “Awkward” too literally. A lot of the photos are just fun enough to evoke a silly caption is all. The website could change its name or we could all get over it.
Well, it is not exactly a traditional North Sami hat, it is the tourist version of it.
It is the equivalent to a…er…green sombrero with the text MEXICAN printed on it.
FYi, that hat is a traditional Norwegian Sami hat, there’s nothing funny about that.
How could this NOT be awkward? What the hell is on this otherwise normal looking guy’s head?
I don’t think the hat is Icelandic. I think it is Sami (Lapp). And this photo isn’t particularly awkward, there have been much better (worse?!) ones recently.
You know you’re close to the Finnish line when you’ve passed the last Lapp…and you see this hat!
Or Norwegian line… :p Or Swedish line… We don’t use the word “lapp” anymore, it’s considered derogatory. When my mom was young they would talk about “lappskolen” (the lapp school), but that’s more than 50 years ago.
Would that be a Festivus hat??
Only thing awkward is Grampa never held his own child, so doesn’t really know how….
Don’t knock it. Grandpa tastes like bourbon.
This picture is sweet. Sorry, no awkwardness here. I agree that a rating system would be nice.
I think our AFP.com host intended to imply that Grandpa is breastfeeding the kid. 😮
This would be awkwarder(?) if he was bare chested with suspenders. oh, and the hat.
Oh my God, I kept scrolling thinking, “how can they not see it? when will someone get it?” Well done Melba!
Not the best hat.
But the rest of the photo? Not awkward.
I don’t see at all how tis is awkward. There should be a ratings system (i.e. thumbs up vs down) so that we can vote on awkwardness. Too many thumbs down removes the pic
wow… start your own blog… do what you want there. How ’bout that?
The hat… THE HAT!!!
“Every year, Grandpa pulled out his Icelandic Winter Festival Hat, and every year he put it away without washing it. Sure enough, every year, little Billy and the rest of the family had the same reaction to the smell.”
i dig his hat
First comment! Woot woot! This kid’s expression says, “What the he** is grandaddy wearing on his head?! Grandpa looks like he’s thinking “Wow, I wish I could breastfeed.” Eww
Nice work on getting the first comment!! Top of the heap! Must be those blucat-like reflexes.
Honestly, I don’t see this picture as awkward, it’s just a sweet picture of a grandfather with his grandchild. The only weird thing is the hat.
Oh that’s just too much. LMAO
I give up – none of these photos are awkward!
This comment is awkward!!!!
You’re right, Hello Sary! Your comment IS awkward.
I think the poster of this pic was trying too hard. waaaaay too hard. It’s a normal picture at a bad angle and contains absolutely NOTHING inappropriate.
Personally I am more afraid of the hat than the awkward struggling to escape child in Grandpa’s arms
thank goodness someone has finally noticed THAT HAT!
I think the hat is awesome. It’s one of those traditional Four Winds hats from Lapland. I saw them when I was in Finland, but I couldn’t afford to buy one. I think it’s mostly the pose that’s awkward.
Hey, it is a WalMart Greeter.
Grandpappies like this keep therapists in business.
I am most concerned with the amount of funk in the window sill.
That’s not funk in the window sill, it’s christmas cheer!
hahahaha, oh my grimey, i almost pee’d a little on that one.
look, the funk – it seems to be forming a face!
I actually think that it is a nice pic of a grandfather holding his grandchild with it’s blankie. I don’t find anything “awkward” about…..I sure am puzzled why you think it is…….
Agreed. What appears to be happening with a few of these photos is that someone puts a witty caption on them to make the picture appear to be awkward, when in fact it is not.
The Eeyore/Winnie-the-Pooh family and the balloon pants family were definitely awkward. This one, not so much.
soooo agree, with both comments
Heck you say!
The Eeyore/Winnie-the-Pooh family were NOT awkward! They kicked A**!!
This is actually a really sweet picture!
I also agree. Very sweet.
aye… nothing could be more sweeter than a grandpa nursing his grandchild… 🙂
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