Ah, the birth of revenge.
(submitted by Tammera)
Doesn’t the kid who’s sitting down have her right leg in a splint?
I think this photo is so funny!
This is so awesome. “We’ll take it anyway!”
Looks just like my family, and my daughter Kayla, without the blonde hair. Kayla would want to be the center of attention ALL of the time ( she usually was ), but when the cousins(17 of them) visited with Grandma, Kayla went on full on sulk mode. These things ARE NOT STAGED ! If they were, Mom would not be gray by the time the children graduated High School !!!!!!
In the south we call that “pitching a fit” and ridicule is one way of letting the fit thrower know it is not an effective means of manipulation and control. Up your game little girl. Spy on them with their friends and blackmail them into being nice to you.
Amen, Binkymae, There was no way a child without manners was going to get thier own way. Throw a hissy with a tail on it and someone will jerk a knot in that tail.
I’m not sure if many of you have noticed this but she has a broken leg…why were they dragging the poor thing around an amusement park anyways. my guess is she’s in a lot of pain. kids get crabby when they are in pain. this is mean period end of discussion.
I’m not a doctor, but youre an idiot. leg’s not broken
She actually does appear to have a blue cast on her right leg.
Who cares if it was staged? The woman on the left wearing the shorts is HOT! Nice curves and legs!
They are actually pointing at the giant gator about to swallow her whole. 4,000 calories GO.
i love this picture!! i remember my younger brother! he has one too many pictures sulking and i feel bad for not coming up with this idea back then! hahahaha!
I’m glad you explained but doesn’t make me feel any better – just confirms my feelings
Proving once again: it’s only funny till someone get hurts.
Then it’s freakin’ hilarious!
Come on, give’em a break. Sure it looks lame but to them
it was/is funny. With the story it still looks lame but less so.
To be fair, most of the pictures are lame but become less lame with
story lines or captions. KEEP’em comin’.
We always try to get a picture of the 9 grandchildren together. It never fails…there is always one kid who refuses to smile and is shown scowling or crying in the picture. Sometimes we have to Photoshop them in the picture if they have run from the room!
That’s not awkward and it is not funny. It is cruel. There is nothing fun about invalidating your child’s feelings or encouraging her siblings to do the same. This is the stuff that low self esteem is made of. That poor girl.
Some people either don’t have kids or never had to put up with a brat. LOVE the pic!
This picture is clearly photoshopped.
I vote not staged. It’s awkward because it is funny to laugh at a bratty loved one’s bad behavior–even if it is in hindsight. Of course I am the oldest of 4 siblings.
Wow. Thank Goodness Tiny Tim wasn’t in this family.
I’m laughing so hard about the staging conspiracy here. Clearly, if you’ve ever had a crabby, demanding, whining, younger sibling on a family vacation, you get this photo and applaud those pointers. I have 6 siblings…this photo represents most of my childhood! Hahah!
Seriously…. as the youngest of 4, I can honestly say it was the 2nd oldest in our family that was the pain. I still have emotional scars from her teen years.
I am applauding them right now! I have been there and totally got this picture. Too funny!
HAHAH, this is EXACTLY what my childhood was like. I’m the middle child and the only girl, so I went through about a… 17-year period of being the outcast.
I love this, because at least my torture was never documented!
I bet everyone who says, “OH, SO MEAN,” never had a younger sibling. Since I am one of 9 children, TRUST ME, there were days when the youngest was being an absolute pain in the a**, meaner than a rabid dog, and acting spoiled as rotten apples…just because s/he couldn’t have their own way. They cried at the least provocation (for just LOOKING at him/her), and acted like the world revolved around just their desires. So to all those older siblings who have dealt with this–isn’t revenge sweet????
Hear Hear!!! As an eldest…I “got” ths picture even before the photoger explained it. Total youngest meltdown memorialized. I love it!! The should show it at her rehearsal dinner as well.
Same here. I’m the oldest of four. This picture cracked me up the second I saw it,
because I’ve been there SOOOOO many times. Even now, when we’re all in our 20′s,
we still have moments like this.
As the oldest in a family of 3 kids, I can attest that the youngest is always a pain in the a**.
Yes they are!! Taunting the whiner always makes the other kids feel better..and yes I speak from experience. I am in the middle of 7 kids
The response to a kid who wasn’t having a fun time on vacation was to laugh at her?
Molly, wherever you are, yeah, I’m sorry, too. Your mom has a mean streak.
What you can’t see is that, just outside of the fame, is that shirtless dude a couple of weeks ago at the lake. Remember the “Bo Derek” photo?
Wait a second; I know why this picture looked awkward to me. Someone has photoshopped the crossbow out of it at 10 o’clock from the hapless child.
My son and I enjoyed this. We get it.
I don’t think it’s staged. My youngest behaved the same way. And I have a lot of pics tp prove it. Sometimes you just have one child that is difficult. I guess I can see the humor in this one because I can relate to it.
Those kids are SO out of the will!
All sightings of the evil monkey must be reported directly to security………..unless you want an evil, evil monkey living in your closet or under your bed
I can’t wait for tomorrow’s installment.
Reminds me of me and my family. ~.~
At that age I was prone to having terrible days, where nothing went right and I was SO grumpy. I burned a few pics like this in my teenage years. Ahhh, family.
I’m willing to bet the girl in the pic really is having a terrible day, and they staged the pic around that to try and get her to lighten up. (that’s what my family did >.<) Poor kid.
Wow, you have to wonder what she did to deserve that. Harsh.
I can just hear the trio simultaneously saying the Nelson Muntz “Ha Ha!”
Does she have a cast on her leg? Poor girl…..
oooohhh hahaha so mean! But so funny!
Wow, I’m a little disappointed here…
“STOP — in the name of love, before you break your knee…”
Oh. Sorry. Too late.
Not nice! Maybe she is a horrible little brat sister, but the rest of them look like they are budding felons.
Really? Like it is somehow MY fault that Mom and Dad had to keep trying three more times before they finally had a kid they liked?? Sheesh.
Siblings…those that do not kill us make us stronger. Yes, I am the youngest child in a large family.
Shun the non-believers!
“Ok kids, I really want to post something on AFP!”
“Stop complaining! Maria, sit on the ground. The rest of you point at her.”
No, it’s probably more like, “Okay, let’s have a nice family picture by the lake, everyone!”
“No, I don’t want to!”
“Come on, honey. Just a quick one.”
“Listen sister, we spent $5,000 on this Disney vacation, and you’ve been acting like a complete BUTT the entire time. You WILL stand nicely and have your photo taken with the rest of the family!”
At least that’s what it would sound like in my family. LOL
How awful to stage a picture like that! It looks like Little Girl is really not happy, hurt about something, and the rest of the siblings are ridiculing her hurt for all of eternity. Is Mom taking the picture, with Dad directing?
I’m imagining them laughing like Nelson.
I don’t get it.
The isn’t Awkward at all. It’s just mean and kinda stupid. I think this is the first time I’ve looked at a picture here and thought to myself, “yeah, that doesn’t belong here AT ALL!”
Staged and stupid. Maybe if I knew the people in the photo it would be funny. But this one is just lame.
You can’t say it’s not AWKWARD, though. The fact that the kids on the left are very much posing specifically and the girl on the left is actually quite angry makes for a very strange disconnect.
This is the first time I’ve seen people on this site go all Photoshop Disasters on a photo, here! “Not a PsD!” / “Not an Awkward Family Photo!”
Ah, my bad. *girl on the right. I have two left feet and, apparently, two left hands as well.
it looks staged except the girl sitting down looks like she’s really actually pissed
I think it’s more disturbing because it IS staged.
yeah… thats not staged
Not a bit…nooooo!
Hi, I took the picture on our vacation in disney. We absolutely did not stage this. My youngest was being difficutlt for DAYS…and well we had all had enough really. While I feel bad becasue it is a bit mean…and she is 17 now and really pissed at me, but at the time it seemed really appropriate. Just glad they grow up : ) I was trying to get a photo of all 4 of them together but she just would not cooperate and started crying….so I took the photo anyway….
Poor Molly…. Love her and I am SORRY Molly.
Does Molly have only one leg????
Didn’t you teach your kids not to point?
I’m right there with you Tammera..as a mother of 4 children, I know how the youngest will make everyone crazy & mean by the time you take a nice picture of your kids..I have one where the youngest is screaming, then sticking out his tounge, then making mean faces..the others pointing & laughing is appropriate!!!!
Ah! I knew it. XD
She’s seventeen. She’ll be pissed until she’s 20, then she’ll have an epiphany, and sometime before she’s 25 you might be forgiven. Well, for everything else. Maybe not this. XD
but can you ever forgive a parent for posting the pic on t’net?
You know, I’m not a fan of people that come in and try to ruin the fun by actually explaining a picture on this site.
Yes, there ought to be a law.
take it easy marney!
No, no. I love to get the backstory.
This one REALLY needed an explanation!
I’m not a fan of people who complain about people who explain the pic.
Even with all the pointing you still failed to get the Loch Ness Monster in the shot? Sheesh.
I can sympathize with your story, completely. My brother (also the youngest of our brood), was like this when he was pre-adolescent as well. I have at least one picture of him sulking ridiculously on his birthday, while everyone else around him is smiling, and happy….maybe I should send in it, it’s pretty funny.
In defense of all the babies of the family – it’s not always us who ruin things. We’re just the convienient scapegoats the older ones use because they know our parents buy into that whole “the youngest is such a brat” business. 98% of the time it wasn’t me. O.k., maybe 78%.
Awww that’s so mean
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