Behind The Awkwardness

Brotherly Love

“My brother was obviously having some adjustment issues.  My parents proudly displayed this photo for years and it now has a special place in my own home.”

(submitted by Christine)

Eyes Wide Open

“My parents wanted a ‘nice’ picture of my sister and I, and this was the end result.”

(submitted by John)

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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)