Behind The Awkwardness

Behind The Awkwardness: Soap In Your Eyes

“I am about eleven in this picture. I had just finished washing my mother’s car and was walking back to the house to go inside to pour out the water. On my way inside, I tripped and the soapy water sloshed up and into my face. For some reason, this was a catastrophe. I was also, for some reason, convinced that if I opened my eyes, the soap would get into them and blind me. I distinctly recall arguing with my father (who always had his camera at hand and saw this as a golden moment to capture) that I would, indeed, lose my eyesight, even though he kept saying I wouldn’t. At this point, I was crushed that nobody would believe me, nobody had the heart to comfort me, and nobody had the care to hand me a towel (I think I ended up using the sleeve of my sweater).

I’d like to say that’s just soapy water dripping off my chin, but with the amount of blubbering going on, it’s quite likely it’s a mixture of both soapy water and drool. And yes, if you’re wondering, this moment still comes up in conversations with my father. (My mother says there are too many similar ones for her to recall.)”

(submitted by Heather)

In Behind The Awkwardness • August 24th, 2013 • 12 Comments »

Behind The Awkwardness: Pants Optional

“Me and my brothers made this for our parents 25th anniversary present. I think we were more amused than they, but it still hangs in their house today.”

(submitted by Kevin)

In Behind The Awkwardness • August 23rd, 2013 • 17 Comments »

Behind The Awkwardness: The Anniversary Party

“For my parents 20th anniversary, my mom decided to dress up in her wedding dress and get our family Christmas photos done in front of the place they were married. I’m the girl bending over trying to hold down my brother who wanted to get away for obvious reasons. Needless to say, it was not everything my mom had hoped for.”

(submitted by Shea)

In Behind The Awkwardness • August 22nd, 2013 • 10 Comments »

Puzzler

“This is a photo of my dad and my sister’s boyfriend putting a puzzle together while on vacation in Phoenix since it was so stinkin’ hot to go outside. I guess this was also a good way to keep track of the baby.”

(submitted by Joy)

In Babies • August 19th, 2013 • 8 Comments »

Behind The Awkwardness: Bedfellows

“This is a photo of my mom, my brother, and my sister-in-law with her priceless facial expression. We were on a mini-vacation to the lake. I’m not saying my mom intrudes on their marriage but… she is in bed with them.”

(submitted by Stephanie)

In Behind The Awkwardness • August 18th, 2013 • 2 Comments »