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Recreating the Awkwardness - Misc

Recreating the Awkwardness

“The elf suit you see here was passed from me, to my younger sister, to finally our baby brother. Clearly we weren’t too happy with him that Christmas.We decided to recreate this touching photo for our parents this Christmas. Upon reflection, our mom said she found it a bit disconcerting that she continued to take the photo rather than save my sister from my brother’s death grip.”

(submitted by Jenny)

The Loophole - Babies

The Loophole

“I hated my baby sister. I hated being dressed like her. I hated being forced to play with her. And when I was told not to hit her I found a loophole. We’re thick as thieves now. But then? I’d ripped her stupid blonde head off.”

(submitted by Jenny)

Falling Apart - Misc

Falling Apart

“We take an annual holiday photo for our parents every Christmas. This year wasn’t their best.”

(submitted by Jessica)

Marking His Territory - Babies

Marking His Territory

“This picture was taken in July 2012 for my daughter’s 3 month photos. We decided to let the dog join us, and my daughter was supposed to rest on the his side, but it looks like the he’s about to pee on her. My son is just miserable, and his popped Polo collar makes him look like he has stud earrings.”

(submitted by Hillary) 

May Or May Not Have - Misc

May Or May Not Have

“This is an attempt at a lovely family picture for our church’s registry.  I may or may not have pinched my sister mid photo shoot.”

(submitted by Anna)

Rick James - Misc

Rick James

“That’s me when i was in the fifth grade. I begged my dad for that hair-style. We bought the beads and paid the lady at Fantastic Sams $80 to braid my hair and a tip. At the time, I was using organic shampoo. When i took the braids out several months later, my hair was covered in a strange film and swelled to a giant afro. I also shed three handfuls!”

(submitted by Shira)

Duck Date - Misc

Duck Date

“AFP Hall of Fame photo ‘Look Who’s Talking 2’ features me when I was seven years old. This photo I re-discovered today proves I was just as awkward when I was 15. My father was a magician back in the 70s and 80s, and since I looked just like him when he was younger, his friend thought it would be funny to recreate one of his publicity stills. I wasn’t really into the idea, since the duck wouldn’t hold still and the polyester tux was super itchy.”

Look Who’s Talking 2

(submitted by Taylor)

You Are My Sunshine - Kids

You Are My Sunshine

“This what it looks like when 1979 meets a perm and then gets dressed up for a dance recital. Just another one of my weird recital costumes from that era (my previously published photo is in the AFP Hall of Fame – Tinseltown… my claim to fame!).”

(submitted by Vanessa)

All You Need Is Love - Misc

All You Need Is Love

Taken in 2015 for our church directory.

(submitted by Bill)

Born To Be Awkward In Stores Today! - Misc

Born To Be Awkward In Stores Today!

We’re proud to announce the publication of our fourth book, Born to Be Awkward. We want to thank all of the families who so boldy sent in their photos… we say this often, but none of this would be possible without you. This book is truly for everyone– anyone that has a baby, knows a baby, or has been a baby at some point and we’re going to wager that’s most of you. The book highlights all of the awkward moments of babyhood– from trying to support the weight of our own heads to learning to eat, sleep, and take a punch from a sibling. Born To Be Awkward makes the perfect baby shower gift and even better, you could prevent another baby from having to take an awkward photo… but then again, why would you want to do that?