Behind The Awkwardness

Gutterball - Babies

Gutterball

“At the time of this photo, my family lived in a small town off a busy highway. My little sister was ever wandering off, wherever we went; and she had a tendency to put everything in her mouth. We needed a solution to keep her in sight and out of trouble, while we were outside doing yard work. The only thing we had was baling twine, which we kept tied to the gutter. We had to put her on her “leash” often, which makes her adult preference for bondage rather… awkward.”

(submitted by Cindy)

Picture Perfect - Behind The Awkwardness

Picture Perfect

“This is my family attempting to take an Easter picture circa 1986 in Mobile, AL. I love this because my grandfather is the only one looking. I’m pretty sure this is what all families look like trying to take a family picture with little kids.”

(submitted by Rachel)

Nurse Jackie - Behind The Awkwardness

Nurse Jackie

“My dad at his college graduation party with the family… and a stripper! Yep, that’s me hanging off the back of the chair watching. And now I’m a nurse… Hmmm.”

(submitted by Desirae)

Squeeze Play - Babies

Squeeze Play

“This is our daughter, Keira, soon after she was born. I hadn’t quite learned to swaddle her correctly and my wife hadn’t quite learned to burp her correctly. Ah, new parents.”

(submitted by Kari)

Thunder Down Under - Behind The Awkwardness

Thunder Down Under

“A photo of me with a bunch of speedo men (Australian swim team) at Sea World in Florida, circa 1987. My mother was like, “Go get your picture taken with Nigil!”

(submitted by Lauren)

Pinned - Behind The Awkwardness

Pinned

“In middle school, I was the only girl on the wrestling team. My brother was on it as well and to save money, we decided to take our picture together. I now regret that decision.”

(submitted by Tiffany)

Three’s A Crowd - Behind The Awkwardness

Three’s A Crowd

“My three cousins all have birthdays very close together in October and weren’t thrilled to share their jack-o-lantern birthday cake and party. “

(submitted by Natalie)

Portrait Of A Marriage - Behind The Awkwardness

Portrait Of A Marriage

“Christmas Day 2005, around the time my sister and brother-in-law started to disagree about everything – including whether or not they wanted to be in the same photograph. Surprisingly, the marriage lasted for another 3 years.”

(submitted by Martin in the UK)

Mouth-To-Head - Babies

Mouth-To-Head

“My mom and the other lady in the picture have been best friends pretty much since birth, so when they had babies at the same time they thought it would be cool if we ended up together. The other guy is my age and even though we live 700 miles away from each other and have had no contact, we have mutual friends. Unfortunately, I already showed this picture to some of our mutual friends and I’m pretty sure he knows who I am now. At some point, we’re going to run into each other. I don’t even know if this will be an icebreaker, or just the elephant in the room.”

(submitted by Aubrey)

Slippery Slope - Behind The Awkwardness

Slippery Slope

“Here I am 3 years old.  My parents thought it would be cute to take my picture.  Yes that is a fur coat, snow man with 2 pennies for eyes and Pee-Wee Herman waiting for me at the bottom of the slide.  I promise a  I’m half way normal woman now.”

(submitted by Kim)