Behind The Awkwardness

False Alarm

“Received a gift from my mother-in-law. This was the first item that came out of the box. Had a million questions.”

“Oh. Decanter.”

(via source

Cheeseball

“Last year, my spirited son, Henry, came home from school with this note in his folder. I had a really hard time keeping a straight face!”

(submitted by Katie)

Bathtubs Are Also Good For This

“One night my son decided he was sleeping in the bathtub. In the morning he informed us he slept well, but would probably be returning to his bed soon.”

(submitted by Katie)

Pee Wee Pee Wee

“I really liked Pee Wee Herman when I was little, here’s me in the costume I wore for 4 months straight. The white shirt is browning at this point, since I had worn it since October and this photo was taken in January.”

(via source)

Cool Ray

“My parents had a traveling puppet show that my sister and I grew up performing in from ages 8-18. This is one of our promotional pictures of us with a puppet we worked together, named… Cool Ray. YES. Kids could buy a picture for $ .25. And did. I’m on the left, apparently sporting the same hair as the puppet.”

(submitted by Amanda)

A Family Tradition

“Every year my mom thinks of a theme and has my siblings dress up to go see Santa. This year was mischievous elves. My parents started doing foster care when I was in 3rd grade, that’s why there’s more kids in a couple pics. I think I was in 5th grade when my mom started the themes with Santa. She would have us go to the Santa in the Mall, which was extremely embarrassing some years, but now looking back its definitely one of my favorite memories. Once you turn 18 or move out, you don’t have to do it. The most recent on is of my brothers.”

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Marking His Territory

“This picture was taken in July 2012 for my daughter’s 3 month photos. We decided to let the dog join us, and my daughter was supposed to rest on the his side, but it looks like the he’s about to pee on her. My son is just miserable, and his popped Polo collar makes him look like he has stud earrings.”

(submitted by Hillary) 

Learning To Sew

“When our mom finds a hobby it quickly turns into a torture technique for the rest of us – from making us look like Rabbidiots to “custom” silk underwear – each week holds new stitching surprises for the whole family.”

(submitted by Sam)