December 11th, 2009

TYTR - Birthdays

“This is me at my brithday party. I guess I didn’t like the outfit. I still make that same face today.”

(submitted by Marissa)

82 Responses to “TYTR”

  1. Heather says:

    I had these lovely outfits from TJ Maxx. I used to pack an alternative outfit in my back pack or wear a jacket over these selections.

  2. melissa says:

    my mom had that same shirt, but with yellow flowers.

    i still have it and it makes me miss her.


  3. Blaze says:

    I dare you to put that on me go ahead and try

  4. Bella says:

    Theres no puffy paint on it!!!

  5. kathleen says:

    I feel the kid’s pain. I was forced to wear hideous outfits selected by my mother at that age.


  7. Shawna says:

    Sadly enough, I lived in Georgia in the early ’90’s and ADULTS wore that kind of thing. One of my high school teachers wore rompers with giant collars. I always wondered how she went to the bathroom….

    • ReginaPhalange says:

      Ask any teacher. They don’t go to the bathroom often (if at all) during work hours. No time, usually. My sister teaches middle school.

  8. Ash says:

    This looks like oh so many outfits my Maw Maw has given me over the years. I got one similar to this just last christmas…

  9. KD says:

    Oh no. I used to have that shirt the mom’s wearing!!! It’s probably still in my closet somewhere. LMAO

  10. Kat says:

    At least it has the tags on it!

  11. eb says:

    is there any chance of getting a picture of this kid wearing the romper?

  12. justsayin' says:

    My sister-in-law buys those creations at thrift stores all around the metro area and has been bringing them to my house since my daughter was born…….in 2001. One time she brought a blue and white checkered jumpsuit with a collar tailored to look like a slice of watermelon, and suggested it would make a terrific 4th of July outfit. She wasn’t joking.

  13. PromisedPlanet says:

    I love the look on the girl’s face. Once she’s allowed to leave the room, she’s going to take it out on someone …

  14. L says:

    i can just picture this. kid unwraps it and says “ummm..” mom trying to be polite picks up outfit and picture is taken right at the moment she is saying “ooh… this is.. nice. say thank you.”

  15. Pookie says:

    File under: scarred for for life

  16. Liz says:

    I’m pretty sure I had a dress just like that awesome jumpsuit. That with some lacey white socks, black shiney maryjanes, poofed up bangs and a scrunchie and you have the perfect outfit!
    Is that mold on the walls?

  17. Sydney says:

    Im waiting for the alien from Signs to walk by the window.

  18. missi says:

    Is that a Beauty & the Beast table cloth?

  19. Emobunni says:

    Poor thing!

  20. doreen says:

    I’m loving the license plate tacked to the wall. I know many a family who used similar decor to patch holes in the wall. Flattened tin cans do the trick, too, but aren’t as colorful.

  21. bmj2k says:

    Shockingly, the daughter is not amused by Bozo the Invisible Clown.

  22. Cee says:

    At least its not a pink bunny suit!

  23. MommaR says:

    that thing in the bottom right is the other girl’s knee. I had many parties in the garage, and many many ugly outfits…God I miss the 80s…

  24. Sharon E says:

    The “smoked ham” in the lower right corner is a bent knee — the knee cap is pointing at the camera. There’s a child sitting there on his/her knees, with legs folded underneath. Follow the edge of the photo up on the right and you can see the kid, who should never be told his/her knees look like smoked hams. Then there’s a blurry burst of overexposure and a red blanket, just to mix it all up a bit in that corner. …. this photo is deeper than I first thought!

  25. Mark says:

    To those wondering about the surrounding/location (bare concrete walls and floors) of the party, it’s in a basement.

  26. ann o. nymous says:

    That little girl needs lessons from my niece. At age six, she was opening presents while exclaiming, “Oh, I LOVE it!” and gracing the giver with a big smile. Then she would turn to her mom and whisper loudly enough so we all could hear, “Can you get the receipt?”

  27. Sammy says:

    Oh, god. I had that jumpsuit, too. *hangs head* Absolutely hideous.

  28. Tim S says:

    I think the little girl has a point. Nice wall art, by the way.

  29. PopCollector says:

    If you don’t sit still I’m going to make you wear this to school!

  30. Denise says:

    Guess she’s going to be the clown at her own birthday party??

    • Denise (The Original) says:

      Poor kid. That outfit sucks no matter what day you get it, but it’s almost worse that she got it for her birthday. I wonder if she got big red shoes for Christmas!

  31. HeatherW says:

    I HATE Aunt Marney and her stupid jumpsuits!! I want a frickin’ Barbie!!

  32. MEG says:

    This is awkward on just so many levels. Nothing says classy like holding a birthday party in the garage.

  33. Ponyo says:

    Is that bare concrete walls and floor? I’m not sure if she’s more upset at the outfit or the surroundings. Tough choice.

  34. xxx says:

    Someone (mom) has got REALLY BAD TASTE in clothes! The kid knows it, and we all know it, too.

  35. Aoife says:

    This brings back bad memories of the awful clothes mom made me wear in the ’70s. I felt like this girl looks, but my opinion didn’t count. Sigh. Scarred for life.

  36. JD says:

    Who in their right mind nails a ratty license plate to a kitchen wall?

    • bmj2k says:

      It must be one of the 8 million Sal’s in the 212 area code.

    • Shonda says:

      My father collected license plates and had all kinds of weird ones. He would have hung
      some of them in the house if Mom had let him. One of the earliest ones he had was
      made of porcelaine and when he sold it, he got enough for it to buy a reasonably priced
      new car with all the bells and whistles–cash. There are more collectors out there than
      you know.

    • ReginaPhalange says:

      Or anyone who paid extra for a personalized plate in NY way back when. The NY plate hasn’t looked like that since I was a kid.

  37. Leequa says:

    Haha! I know exactly what that little feels. I didn’t get a bunny suit like in the Christmas Story or an ugly clown outfit like her, but I did get this ugly tuxedo looking suit and pants from my step-grandmother when I was seven. I HATED it! I wasn’t a girly girl but this was ugly even for a boy!

  38. PaulaSaintO says:

    But I didn’t want a clown costume!

  39. Ego Nemo says:

    It is a certainly troubling image — it’s a quarter to five, it’s in the garage, and it looks like the next gift, if that’s what the tube-shaped thing in the lower-right is, is a smoked ham.

  40. supacooljenn says:

    oh lord, that is so homemade from the early nineties!!

  41. fashionqueen says:

    I had almost the same outfit, except it was a dress and it came with a hat that was the same material and looked like a chefs hat. I loved that dress.

    • Dannelle says:

      YES! I was just going to say that! I didn’t have the hat though. I think I was too young to even have an opinion on it. It was just one of my options for church on Sundays.

  42. adfogg says:

    What in the world is going on in the background? License plate as wall decoration, swimming pool outside with the washing machine drain running into it. The walls seem to be poured concrete.

    • mykey716 says:

      Looks like they use the garage for parties. My neighors did the same thing back in Brooiklyn! The license plate is obviously a vanity plate for Daddy (whose name is Sal and his area code was 212 (before they changed it to 718)
      That tube in the pool is actually the filter (had the same set up at my house as a kid)
      And yes, the walls are poured concrete!

      • Anu says:

        @mykey716 your observations are hardcore. i’m pretty sure you are shawn spencer from psych. good work!

      • Sioux says:

        yeah, but what’s with the red cabinet with the dishes on it in the upper right and the fancy clock? that’s a bit too ‘fancy’ for a garage.

      • George says:

        Actually, the numeric part of the license plate could be Sal’s birthday (Feb 12). I used to have a vanity plate in Maine with my initials and birth month/day (GEN 814). I soon gave it up, after tiring of explaining to people that it was NOT a reference to Genesis 8:14 from the Bible on my license plate.

        For anyone who is interested, Genesis 8:14 (referencing Noah and the flood) says, “And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.”

  43. Brent says:

    I don’t get the caption….

    • SockMonkey says:

      She’s too young to return the outfit. Any normal adult would smile, say thanks, and immediately begin calculating the return value and deducting it from the price of that cute bag she’s been wanting….

  44. Beca says:

    What the hell is that thing in the bottom right corner?

  45. Liz says:

    Judging from Mom’s hair and shirt, this looks like the 80’s – but that’s no excuse for that outfit. Yeesh!

    • carol says:

      She’s color coordinating with the tablecloth.

    • Beth says:

      That’s what I thought too but the table cloth is Beauty and the Beast which was actaully int eh 90’s…yikes!

    • Katie says:

      I agree, there’s no excuse for this outfit! The worst part: since the table cloth is Beauty & The Beast and that didn’t come out until 1991, this is probably from ’91 or ’92. The early 90’s were still pretty scary when it came to fashion…I don’t think we were done transitioning out of the 80’s. I can’t even begin to tell you how many kids I knew who had outfits similar to that hideous romper!

      • ReginaPhalange says:

        That New York license plate is much older than that tablecloth, then. Had you guys not mentioned the tablecloth, I would have placed this in the early 80s, probably.

        I wouldn’t have been able to identify the tablecloth, but I remember that ugly NY plate from when I was a kid.

  46. Jane1211 says:

    Please someone, tell me what that growth is in the corner!

  47. Jane says:

    If I didn’t know better, I’d think you had feelings for this monster!

  48. Jennifer says:

    Oh darling, how I feel your pain!

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