Revisiting The Awkwardness: In Good Hands

April 2nd, 2011

Revisiting The Awkwardness: In Good Hands - Dad

“Twelve years to the day after the original was taken, we took this photo to show that my son Ian survived the entire hair-raising ordeal.”

(submitted by Tom)


78 Responses to “Revisiting The Awkwardness: In Good Hands”

  1. Jake says:

    This father looks like a continuous source of laughs and positivity. Too bad he’s not mine.

  2. Alina says:

    HA!, love it!

  3. Lynn says:

    Super cute!!! Great photo :D

  4. Dallas Guy says:

    Awkward and AWESOME at the same time!!! Love this pic!

  5. CHuck says:

    I think this is the coolest father/son pic. Looks like that have a great realtionship, and the Dad is lots of laughs. Love it

  6. From Tokyo says:

    The look on the baby’s face! lol!!!

  7. jen says:

    If at first you don’t succeed-try try again–every 12 years…

  8. Slacker5 says:

    Yeah, was going to say, this one is actually pretty cool. It has a Simpson’s kind of feel to it.

  9. Ashley says:

    You still look absolutely thrilled to be Ian’s dad! I love these pictures.

  10. Meredith says:

    Haha, that is so awesome! That’s always been one of my all-time favorite pictures on this whole website, so seeing an update is great! Love it. :)
    Glad Ian wasn’t too traumatized by that.

  11. Charlie says:

    They should take this picture every 12 years…it’s great.

  12. Sarah says:

    The original makes me laugh aloud every. single. time. Thank you AFP.

  13. wingzofsteel says:

    I like this photo also. The second picture answers the question the first picture asked, which is, will the child live through his baby years with such neck-holding going on?

  14. Juju says:

    I LOVE this picture. I would love to frame this too and put it on my desk at work. They do pics like this in high school year books. Pics of kids when they were friends when they were small and then in the same pose in high school. Thanks for submitting the pics!

  15. Marlene says:

    SOOOOOOOOOOOO adorably funny, I think I have to frame this so whenever I need a smile and a chuckle I won’t have to look far…

    AFP, I think we found a new category: Revisited!!! More PLEASE!! :)

  16. bob says:

    wonderful! I love it.

  17. Be3t says:

    Handsome boys with a sense of humor. Kudos to you!

  18. Lena says:

    Fabulous!!! It sure looks like this family has a great sense of humor and a lot of love for each other…
    Thanks for making me smile!

  19. ln says:

    Luuuurve it!!

  20. Kent Larsen says:

    I assume this father works for Allstate?

  21. Cee says:

    You need to take this shot all the way past the awkward wedding shots!! These are great shots, and they really put a smile on my face!!

  22. Bonnie says:

    Thanks for taking the picture and submitting! Thanks to AFP for posting this, absolutely made my day.

  23. C says:

    Absolutely love the pictures. Dad looks like a very funny, loving, and proud parent in both pictures. Your son is lucky. Thanks for sharing:)

  24. C says:

    Absolutely love the pictures. Dad looks like a very funny, loving, and proud in both pictures. Your son is lucky. Thanks for sharing:)

  25. keepin_it_real says:

    the kid’s head seems to have gotten bigger

  26. Janet the Frito Bandito says:

    Hilariously classic shots!

    This photo makes me laugh as much as youtube videos of babies laughing.

  27. Denise says:

    Serious question: Dad, is that your hand in the second pic or is your son strangling himself? The hand looks so young.

  28. Hello in NC says:

    The father obviously has a great sense of humor, and the son seems to have inherited it, as well. Love both of these photos!

  29. Lisa says:

    The dad has truly awesome eyebrows.

  30. HollDoll says:

    My hair was black when I was a baby too, but changed to blonde when I got older, its now mousy brown. My mothers was black when I was born and now thanks to age its a lovely white. Probably the same happened here.

  31. Jesse says:

    I just hope some of these other people who had pictures featured here do not decide that they need to take and submit revisiting the awkwardness photos. Such as the lolcats or that family that had stripped down to their underwear for a family photo.

  32. ScoutC says:

    I hope that when the kid grows up and has a baby of his own he takes a pic like this with him holding the baby’s neck and “grandpa” holding his neck!

  33. Lesleyanne says:

    Absolutely fabulous! I love how Dad’s eyes have been more crazy! LOL

  34. POOP says:

    Why are they both darker in the first photo? They both have brown hair in the 1999 photo, but blonde hair in the 2011 photo? Why did they lighten up?

    • justme says:

      Dad just got gray and the kid just lost his baby hair and it came in lighter. Happens almost all the time. Both of my kids were born with lots of black hair and they are both little blondies now. 12 years…..things change.

    • Shawna says:

      Camera lighting?! You can totally tell it is the same Dad though…..that smile is one of a kind :)

      • Joy says:

        Except for the fact that this picture was taken in 1983 and that is a baby girl not a little boy… how do i know this??? Because that is me and my dad!! He still has black hair and mine is still dark brown!

  35. Eddie says:

    absolutely amazing!!!!!!! I love it!

  36. Annie says:

    I would like to encourage more “revisited” photos!! It could be a
    Whole new category!

  37. Amber says:

    This is just so adorable… so much love for his kiddo! That’s what family is all about.

  38. Bobby Crosby says:

    At first I thought the dad was just losing color in his hair but then I noticed in the first picture the kid had black hair and the second picture the kid’s hair is the same color as his dad’s.

  39. DM says:

    Why you little…!

  40. hushupp says:

    Loving it!

  41. Julia says:

    This actually made me smile. This is awesome!

  42. Dyan says:

    Too funny! I expect to see yet another in a few years. These are great!!!

  43. Linda says:

    I really like these ‘comparison’ photos too! It put a smile on my face to see them. Just goes to show you that holding on to your kid’s neck for just a little bit has no lasting effects. ;)

  44. TVE says:

    You know that now you have to take a new one every 12 years right! We will be watching AFF in 2023 for the next installment :-)

  45. Nosferatu says:

    This is so cute! Made my Saturday night:)

  46. Andrew says:

    so awesome!!!

  47. Mrs Alda says:

    That child was born when I was in high school *packs for old folks home*

    • Tom Flapwell says:

      Same here. So why do I still not feel fully adult?

    • MomofBoys says:

      No, no, that’s not old! Old is when you military dh calls you from Korea to tell you he got a new troop that was born the same year you graduated high school!

      LOVE these pics…next installment: Three generations of neck handling awkwardness!

    • Jeff says:

      I was still at the job I’m at now when that kid was born… and at the time had been there for 14 years. Point my wheelchair in the direction of that old folks home!

      • Angie says:

        Wow — Kudos to you on staying with the same company for 25 years already! I think I’ve had about 9854 jobs since I was 16 (I may be exaggerating LOL).

      • Nicky says:

        You n me, Jeff! I’d been out of grad school and working for 14 years. Not in the same job, but still in the same workplace today.

    • C says:

      Um, that child was born 15 years after I graduated high school, so suck it, whippersnapper! ;p

    • mc says:

      how do think I feel? I had already graduated 16 years before!

  48. Joey says:

    I love it!! Priceless :)

  49. Jaime says:

    This is hilarious – I actually love these pictures. It’s cute because it’s awkward, but endearing!!

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