Behind The Awkwardness

Bowl Mullet - Behind The Awkwardness

Bowl Mullet

“Behold the bowl cut/crimped mullet! This is a photo of me from the early 80’s. I still to this day don’t understand how my mother let me have this terrible haircut.”

(submitted by Chelsea)

Legalize It - Behind The Awkwardness

Legalize It

“I recently moved to Colorado, where my grandmother smoked Pot legally for the first time. She has been listening to a dubstep Frank Sinatra song on repeat for an hour and a half.”

(via source)

Houston, We Have A Problem - Behind The Awkwardness

Houston, We Have A Problem

“So a few years back I was digging through old family photos at my mom’s house and I came across this magical gem from sometime around 1990. That is yours truly rockin’ the pink shorts around age 9 and that is my mom. This photo was taken in our old living room. Now, there was some major family drama regrading this specific photo because I swore to my mom, grandma, aunt, etc that the painting you see hanging in the background of this photo was of an astronaut taking a piss on the moon. My mother however refused the claim arguing she would never in a million years have been so ghetto as to have a painting of an astronaut pissing on the moon hanging in her living room. I argued the claim for 45 minutes but was outnumbered by the women in my family who accused me of nothing more than trolling. I however stood firm by my claim, trusting my memory wasn’t betraying me. This whole thing has since become a running joke on me, all of them ganging up on me to rub it in my face that I would think something so stupid and argue them over it…oh how I effing wanted a copy of this painting to prove them wrong!”

Then an old World of Warcraft friend sent this:

“VINDICATION AT LAST! The astronaut is indeed draining his lizard and no matter how much my family will try to deny it, I now have proof that at least at one point my mom had some pretty trashy ghetto taste for art. The interwebs is indeed a beautiful place. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to give my mother a ring.”

(via source)

Tales Of A Fourth Grader - Behind The Awkwardness

Tales Of A Fourth Grader

“My 4th Grade school picture.  This was the last year of my life that I remember being blissfully ignorant of what others thought of my appearance and it shows.  Even my own mother calls this my “Only a mother would love” picture.  Soon after this my parents got me contacts, presumably out of pity.”

(submitted by John)

Dad Bod - Behind The Awkwardness

Dad Bod

“This is my father in about 1973 in the Central Wisconsin vacation town called Waupaca. We recently found it in the attic when down-sizing my mother’s home. Yes, he is wearing shorts, but I don’t know why he chose to wear the hat with all that pasty white flesh bared to the elements. The picture is complete with the Frisbee in one hand and the can of Old Milwaukee in the other. Though Dad has been gone for many years now, his sense of “Every-dadness” lives on in this priceless photo.”

(submitted by Cheryl)

Duck Hunter - Behind The Awkwardness

Duck Hunter

“Once my parents couldn’t find me and had to call the police. This was the most recent photo they had (me holding a dead duck my dad brought home from hunting) to show the police, who thought it was hilarious.”

(submitted by Cheryl)

Molly - Behind The Awkwardness

Molly

My cousin Molly’s grandma went into Spencers look for presents for her family. She thinks she found the best presents ever!

(via source)

Princess Syndrome - Behind The Awkwardness

Princess Syndrome

“So, I found this in our family bookcase, the spine facing down… I’m their only daughter.”

(via source)

Left Out - Behind The Awkwardness

Left Out

“This is (obviously) the last day of pre-school for my oldest. We do a first day picture and a last day. Pictures are always torturous for my boys but for some reason my youngest was convinced he needed to be in the picture. I wouldn’t let him outside so that I could snap it quickly and take him to school. The outcome was EPIC!”

(submitted by Kelly)

Last Friday Night - Behind The Awkwardness

Last Friday Night

“Everything I had going on for me summed up in one picture: feathered bangs, orange and black rubber bands on my braces because it was around Halloween (I did that for every holiday), glasses (which my mom picked out in peach so they ‘blended with my face), a high pony tail because I was on the dance team, and turquoise earrings (duh, I live in New Mexico). Years later my friend would point out how similar I looked to Katy Perry in the “Last Friday Night” video.”

(submitted by Sabrina)