Sizing It Up

July 13th, 2009

Sizing It Up - Kids

What are the chances of a growth spurt before the first slow dance?

(submitted by Keith)

88 Responses to “Sizing It Up”

  1. Kathy says:

    It’s “Sonny & Cher: The Early Years.”

  2. Kristin says:

    I knew these two in high school and I promise, not only is he the same age, the are DEFINITELY not brother and sister. As awkward as this picture is, you should have seen the grin on his face during the slow dances – he had his own pillows!

  3. lauren says:

    it’s like sixteen candles…reversed!

  4. just me says:

    looks like a bridesmaid and ring bearer to me…especially with the churchy-looking window in the background….

  5. little magic says:

    never going to see eye to eye on anything.

  6. Angel says:

    When I was a senior in high school I took a picture with a sweet freshman that had a huge crush on me simply because he asked me to. The picture looked remarkably similar to this.

  7. lorie l says:

    I think this is sweet. Take a good look at them. They are brother and sister. Big sister took kid brother to the prom-for whatever reason.

  8. Stunned says:

    Sometimes shortness has its awkward advantages.

  9. Kharlos says:

    I’ve really got to hear a story behind this one. Whats going on? I went to high school briefly in the US (Europe most of my life) and I know this could never happen unless someone was the brunt of the joke in the states.

  10. Wendy says:

    A wrist corsage would have been easier, but this kid obviously likes a challenge.

  11. Awkward Turtle says:

    Trevin called. He wants his pedestal back.

  12. DonKeyHoTay says:

    EPIC prom win!!! You GO, boy!

  13. geekster says:

    I’d say it was bring your child to prom day.

  14. John says:

    Well I’ll say this much,regardless of what grade that dude was in,if I was in his shoes I would be thanking my lucky stars. Hey it’s not everyday you get to put a feather in your cap and tell your buddies at school the next day about where your face/head was laying during the slow dance. Ha Ha Ha Ha ! Good for Him!

  15. Jules says:

    I saw the pic, and thought “awww poor kid, I am NOT going to laugh … how sweet, they both actually look pretty happy to be there …” and then I saw the caption. Guffaw is not to strong a word for what I did.
    You, my friends, on the Hell Train. LMAO!!!
    Awesome comments as well, kids.

  16. in his favor I hope never. but seriously are they even the same age??

  17. M!zz Keri Baby says:

    i hope she is older than him

  18. Boz says:

    What you don’t realize is that he is actually 5’9″ and she is 8′ tall.

    • Gail says:

      yes thats what I thought…SHE is the tall one and he is regular height, and now she is making millions of dollars as a runway model.

  19. Oh Snap says:

    Oh geez.

    That looks like every dance I went to from grade 6-11. And slow dancing involved me trying to bend at the ankles, knees, waist, and shoulders to close the 1′ vertical gap between my head and my dates…

    Thank god I never took pictures. This picture resurrects the awkward pain just fine.

  20. msumissa says:

    What if that is just a really young looking mom and this was a Mom and Son dance…

    *Shudder* That ups the awkward factor by 10!!

  21. Becca says:

    Maybe they are siblings and were in a relative’s wedding and they had this photo booth set up for pictures. It’s the only thing that would make any sense! He can’t be old enough for a prom, and their faces look so much alike!

  22. Dora says:

    The self-satisfied smirk on his face pretty much says it all — this kid is right where he wants to be at the moment!

  23. Penny D. says:

    Keep smiling, girlfriend. Pity dates bring good karma. Plus, you look nice in that dress.

  24. laurie says:

    Flashbacks of the movie Sixteen Candles are coming back to me now….

  25. Laura says:

    Does he really look old enough to be at a prom? This has to be a different event…

  26. Ummm...........Greg? says:

    Those two were shoe-ins for king and queen at the home school prom 2004

  27. What About Bob says:

    Really? I want to know, for real, these two were prom dates?

  28. Denise says:

    Note the awkward cardboard column on the left.

  29. Scott says:

    I love the “Kung-Fu” grip hand hold… Great stuff

  30. Tocsnai says:

    Next to the usual prom nonsense, this is actually *less* awkward.

    I like both these kids, a lot. Clearly this isn’t a romantic thing, but these are people who like each other going to some dance or event. Friendship isn’t awkward at any height.

  31. Rich says:

    My God, ….. Is that the same pedestal that was used for the guy perched with a lacy parasol and fan ??

    This must be the photo studio out of Twilight Zone.

  32. Mr. Honest Nolye says:


  33. IAmNoOne says:

    He knew getting skipped 3 grades would be the most awesome experience of his lifetime.

  34. molwol says:

    He better be careful. He might just lose an eye!!

  35. Fred says:

    Or, worst case scenario, that’s his sister. 🙁

  36. Cross bow says:

    Go shorty it’s ya birfday…

  37. Tim says:

    Joey’s schoolchums were green with envy when they saw this picture on his MySpace page the next day…

  38. J says:

    I was thinking “Like a deer in headlights.”

  39. Joanne says:

    Gives the song “Put your head on my shoulder” new meaning!

  40. Poindexter says:

    You go, little man! For the second time in a week on this site (the first was pubescent Hooters birthday boy, which tragically appears to have been removed), Jimmy Hendrix’s “Foxxy Lady” is going off in my head!

  41. Brett Mary says:

    It’s not prom that they are celebrating, it’s puberty!

  42. Debi says:

    “I had to take my twirp of a brother to the prom”!

  43. Kandee says:

    Awww, bless his heart.

  44. Sarah says:

    It seems to me that he doesn’t need that growth spurt. 😉

  45. Steven Bradshaw says:


  46. Barbie says:

    I really don’t believe he has a problem with her being that much taller than him.. :o)

  47. Annie says:

    Unless that’s a wedding pic and that’s his double first cousin, I’d say he’s probably happy with his height at the moment.

  48. iluvmychihuahua says:

    Two words: awe-some!

  49. Tanya says:

    I’d say the look on his face tells us he IS the right height for the 1st slow dance! haha

  50. eric bizzle says:

    ……( I am the MAN !!!!! )……

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