Hockey Mom

January 21st, 2010

Hockey Mom - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

“This is a photo of my mom, my brother, myself, and my soon to be born younger brother. I’m awkwardly in the hockey equipment on the bottom left. A family friend talked mom into having us all pose for this photo. It went on to win some sort of award in a Newport, RI photo show. It also hung in our house while I was growing up, which made for some awkward moments when friends came over.”

(story submitted by Sean; photo courtesy of Kim Fuller at

245 Responses to “Hockey Mom”

  1. Lisa says:

    This has to be one of the most awkward photos I’ve seen in a while. I mean, I’m all for being proud of being pregnant, and I even found Demi Moore’s Vanity Fair thing very artistic. But…my brain hurts.

  2. CRCGIRL says:

    I think this is hilarious – both for its awkwardness but also for its composition. The stereotype of a hockey mom building a team. I’m not sure if she is looking exhausted or bewildered… Awkward factor goes way up in actually hanging it where visitors could see it!

  3. Patty says:

    Wow, That’s all I have…WOW.

  4. anna says:

    this is so wrong in so many ways.

  5. Joan says:

    I think I saw this in a “Highlights” magazine…one of those “What’s Wrong with this Picture” installments. This is obviously Goofus and Gallant’s Mom.

  6. Ballou says:

    I may be wrong but I think I see nipple.

  7. kweenofdenyl says:

    oh please sean, explain why your brother has no arm?

  8. bmj2k says:

    Those boys should have cross-checked the cameraman before he could take the photo.

  9. Denise says:

    God bless her. Pregnancy hormones can make you do some weird stuff…and commemorate it forever on film.

  10. sheri says:

    This photo scares me.

  11. Whoa says:

    Dad shoots….HE SCORES!!!!

  12. Alex de Large says:

    Mom’s preggers and older bro has his catching mitt on – ready set …. push!

  13. brian t says:

    Well, the average American family has 2.4 children, so this snapshot is right on time …

  14. KHCO says:

    Please, please tell us what award did this photo win?

  15. MCRachel says:

    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

  16. Sue says:

    Wrong on so many levels….creepy

  17. Tara says:

    The explaination is not enough…what award? What was the photographer going for in the shot? It is so strange I have to know more!

  18. Trish says:

    Anybody notice that there’s only one big, hulking shadow on the sheet behind them? I guess it could be preggo mom, but at first glance, it looked like someone behind the sheet to me. Totally weird!

    • Moss Morris says:

      That’s the shadow of the photographer it looks like whatever lighting source they used to take this monstrosity was actually behind the photographer.

      • Elizabeth says:

        No, I’m pretty sure that someone took a photo of the framed original photograph; that’s a reflection, likely of the now-grown Sean, in the glass of the frame. You can see the head, the two hands, and the camera.

  19. Nelley says:

    poor little boys, there is no way to fix this

  20. chris says:

    this ‘family friend’ who concocted this photo shoot- has he ever spent any time in prison?

  21. carol says:

    I just noticed there’s an explanation under it by one of the boys in the picture. It doesn’t ease the pain any though. Even more awkward that it hung in their living room while they were growing up. I’m surprised he had any friends over!

  22. Angie says:

    Why? Just… why?

  23. Nan says:

    What the puck?

  24. Joos says:

    Really? These kids have to be hoping that they won’t be recognized under their facemasks. Oh my Lord, what were the parents thinking?

  25. Nicole says:

    I can’t stop looking at it. I just want to understand.

  26. Regularmom says:

    Maybe a sports bra would have been more appropriate?

  27. Matthew says:

    A prime example of why hockey moms should politely remain in the crowd.

  28. MaryCherry says:

    I am stunned, just stunned. There are no words to describe how stunned I am.

  29. Mandy says:

    Looks like Hockey Goddess wants you to know that she begat two future stars… but forgot that preggo goddesses usually update their hairdo every century or two. 😉

  30. Chaotic says:

    OhMyWOW!!! I just don’t even have the words!

  31. Amy says:

    There are no words except WEIRD.

  32. Brea says:

    and I must add I’m crazy about hockey but don’t see the point of just wearing the… any picture.

  33. Bob says:

    Wow, and taking the AWKWARD award!.. the right arm thing is bizarre, and I just don’t understand the moms attire.. definite FAV.. 😀

  34. ammy says:

    she had to go with the bra. obviously, she lives somewhere cold where bamboo doesn’t grow.

  35. Brea says:

    I am all for a belly shot when you’re pregnant but this is just creepy! There is no way I’d go topless in front of my boys and yet she’s getting photos made! Who wants to see this picture anyway? I can see a picture like this maybe by herself, only to be viewed by her and hubby but this is ridiculous!

  36. mona says:

    Palin family Christmas card???

  37. Pickaduck says:

    What in the name of god could have been going on here? This is the first time that I really, really need to know a backstory to one of these photos!

  38. nite owl says:

    What The Puck???

    I have two (grown) sons and I can assure you they would have taken a slapshot to the groin rather than pose with me like that!

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  41. Michelle says:

    There are so many things wrong with this I don’t know where to being.

  42. Jade says:

    W… T… *…?

  43. Ben says:

    This is a weeeeird photo! Taken at home by dad (considering the sheet in the background).

    Besides, the guy on the right has no right arm. (or it was photoshopped out to add to the mysteria)

    Why this?

  44. Heather says:

    Wow. No way I would take a bare belly shot while pregnant, and certainly not like that with my two sons.

  45. cyndi says:

    Really? Why? Now i will never look at a hockey player the same again!

  46. amice says:

    …but little Wayne secretly wanted to be a dancer.

  47. Blob says:

    I’d be OK with this if she was topless.

  48. Dave says:

    Kneel before me, young Knights of Areola.

  49. N8 says:

    Looks like someone definitely pulled the goalie.

  50. Bex says:

    I am speechless…there’s so much wrong about this photo I actually don’t know where to begin. Why the bra???

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