Behind The Awkwardness

Hot Tub

“This is me and my sister, back on the farm in Saskatchewan where we grew up. My grandmother used to fill this wash tub with the hose and we called it the “swimming pool”. I am the one with the suspicious toothless smile and the half shaven doll. When my sister showed her friend this picture she was asked “Why is your brother holding a squeegee?”. Sister….I am her older sister….and I have no explanation for the squeegee.”

(submitted by Liz)

The Inauguration

“My dad was a judge for many years. This was taken at his first inauguration. I was not in the mood for yet another picture and REALLY had to pee. The look on my mom’s face says it all. Through clenched teeth she was probably saying something like, ‘Get your GD hands out of your privates!'”

(submitted by Virginia)

The Little People

“I’m the boy sitting next to the two Umpa Lumpas (sisters), with my mom and brother right behind me. Soon after this fun-filled afternoon, my sister dropped a glass bottle of milk on my foot and I got 24 stitches.”

(submitted by Ken)

On The Rocks

“We loved this particular beach in Minnesota… didn’t realize what the writing on the rock meant until much later! My sister (left) and her best friend would sit and play in front of that rock for hours… good to know that some parents have an odd sense of humor.”

(submitted by Leeana)

Little Squirt

“The photographer captures the exact moment Dad feels the shot while Mom just smiles for the camera…. now this is an awkward announcement photo!”

(submitted by Donald)

Days of Denim

“This is my family around 1995 or so. The height of Ck1 and denim themed family photos apparently. That’s me smashing my ribs and gripping on for dear life while I had to hold my serious face pose.”

(submitted by Lindsay)

Without A Paddle

“This is my aunt and her family on vacation. She fell out of the raft and the raft guide grabbed her foot as she went under. This is the most intense part of the river trip so they have someone stand on shore and take your photo. Luckily they captured this.”

(submitted by Matt)

Meltdown

“I’m not sure what was going on, but I didn’t want anyone near me.”

(submitted by Heather)