The In-Laws

July 22nd, 2009

One day when my mother-in-law was visiting, we decided to watch a video of my daughter hunting Easter eggs. The egg hunt had been held at my parents’ house, so my mother-in-law had missed it. When the hunt was over, the video suddenly changed to show me sitting at my parents’ table talking. My mother-in-law and I watched as I turned to the camera and said, “Stop taping me!” My husband, from behind the camera, said, “Why?” Without missing a beat, I replied, “Because I don’t want you to tape me while I talk about your family.” Awkward.

(submitted by Melissa)

29 Responses to “The In-Laws”

  1. Casey says:

    After reading all stories on this page, “awkward” is now the most annoying word.

  2. I love stories when you get a little “dig” on the In-Laws!

  3. cheryl says:

    At least it wasn’t you and your husband doing something other than talking! lol!

  4. SWMBO says:

    OMG – this is truly, gutwrenchedly awkward. I am still cringing…then I am going to check my OWN videos.

  5. Jennifer says:

    I’m not one to revel the pain of someone else, but HOORAY, a fantastically AWKWARD story.

  6. gamergf says:

    So terrible and yet so true.

  7. Ophelia says:

    I hate to be dirty, but I seriously thought this story was going somewhere else for a second…

  8. BLUEBOOTS says:


  9. Ingrid says:

    This one qualifies for federal awkward relief funds.

  10. Bequi says:

    OMG that’s terrible!

  11. Jennifer says:

    This one makes me feel an actual physical pain in my stomach. So awkward and horrifying.

  12. Nigel says:

    I can honestly see myself forgetting this incident in 5 minutes. Now if the camera had caught you talking about Grandma’s raisin skin, that’s a different story.

  13. Melanie says:

    Oooh rough! That is SO something that would happen to me.

  14. Modine says:

    Usually I think the stories are dumb, but this is a winner. Truly awkward. And funny.

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