Behind The Awkwardness

Objects Of Affection

“She didn’t like holding the gun so we just laid it beside her. She didn’t like holding the antlers so we just laid those beside her. She didn’t like sitting up so she just laid there.”

(submitted by BM)

Night At The Museum

“Our family went to a history museum somewhere near Amsterdam. As part of the different exhibitions there was a recreation of ancient Rome. I guess they wanted to be as authentic as possible, and this guy was portraying a worker from the bath-houses. My parents thought it would be appropriate to take a photo of all three girls with him.”

(submitted by Dana)

Twilight Zone

“My brother and I on a Fourth of July float somewhere in Minnesota.”

(submitted by Lisa)

Clowning Around

“This is a pic of my husband and his family. My mother in law is obsessed with clowns. Her house is covered in them. This year they were even included in the family pic.”

(submitted by Seth)

Turtleman

“My dad climbed in a turtle shell shirtless and started eating greens. My mom climbed on top and rubbed his head.” (submitted by Michele)

White Wedding

“At the time it seemed so perfect and magical but looking back………I can’t decide what the worst element of it is! The hair, the white tux, the white patent shoes, the dress, the pink motif, it’s all so awful!”

(submitted by Shawn)

The Rennies

This photo was taken in 2007 or 2008. I am the young girl in this my parents made me go to this renaissance fair when I was sick. This day was hot, and my parents made me wear all this old looking heavier clothing. That was not pleasant. My mom is not dressed appropriate for a family picture. My brother is starring away and my dad his smile on his face. What kind of smile is that? And he is wearing sunglasses… I don’t think they had those prescription sunglasses back in the day, Dad.”

(submitted by Payton Marie)

Married With Children

“My mom and dad were going to a Halloween party and cross-dressed as Peg and Al Bundy from ‘Married with Children.’ My mom was Al and my dad was Peg. My dad was in his late eighties when this picture was taken. This is my favorite picture of all time.”

(submitted by Julie)