Behind The Awkwardness

Merry Christmas Baby - Babies

Merry Christmas Baby

“This is my brother and I at Christmas, 1965. I was only 6 months old and my brother obviously thought I was annoying, if not repulsive.”

(submitted by Angela)

Chocolate Baby - Babies

Chocolate Baby

“Discovered that one digitizing my grandparents slides. Must have been around the late 1960s. We are not certain about what happend prior to this photo been taken. Our hypothesis: The girl stole and eat the boys chocolate and got into trouble for doing so. Result: Girl sad, boy sad. We’ll never truly know, but this is just epic. It makes me laugh every time I look at it.”

(submitted by Judith in Germany)

Glamour Boy - Behind The Awkwardness

Glamour Boy

“We have so many photos and Christmas cards in our family that would earn an Awkward Family Photo award. This is another one of my crazy dad’s funny Christmas cards back when Glamour shots were popular (if they ever really were).”

(submitted by Mary-Lynne)

The Bouquet Squat - Behind The Awkwardness

The Bouquet Squat

“It was time for the bouquet toss, and after too much liquid courage… the maid of honor began to hike her dress up, and assume an athletic squat in hopes to catch the bride’s bouquet. The hiking and squatting created quite an audience of onlookers. Normally, I tend to hide my camera during moments like these. But the awkwardness was just too much! I had to take this photo. Needless to say, the maid of honor did NOT catch the coveted bouquet. But she sure had fun trying!”

(submitted by Alexandria of Alexandria Tyler Photography)

Christmas Jazz Hand - Behind The Awkwardness

Christmas Jazz Hand

“The infamous Christmas photo shoot of 1984.  Dad’s short-shorts and high socks highlighted his fashion-forward attitude and athleticism; my sister’s cheerleading perfection revealed her vow to never look bad in any photo- ever, and my single jazz hand stance complete this Awkward Family Christmas Card from nearly 30 years ago.”

(submitted by MaryLynn)

Where Sleeping Dogs Lie - Babies

Where Sleeping Dogs Lie

“While my hubby, son, and I were playing Minecraft, my 2.5 year old daughter was playing in the playroom behind me.  After a while I noticed the absence of noise, turned around, and found this sight.  She had fallen asleep in the last position she had been playing in which happened to be laid out on top of my Corgi.  The dog is not very intelligent and just laid there with a 35 lb toddler on top of her for what must have been 20 minutes or more.  After snapping the pic I took the baby to her own bed and the dog acted like nothing happened.”

(submitted by Anna)

An Easter To Remember - Behind The Awkwardness

An Easter To Remember

“Easter 1967. The Easter Bunny brought two baskets — one with candy for me, one with Tareyton cigarettes for my father.”

(submitted by L.A.)

Behind The Awkwardness: Amaizing - Behind The Awkwardness

Behind The Awkwardness: Amaizing

“This is a photo of me, six years old, I’m guessing around Thanksgiving. I have no idea what my freakin’ parents were thinking, or why it took me so damned long to realize how awesome/horrifying this prop was.”

(submitted by Stephen)

No Thanks - Behind The Awkwardness

No Thanks

“This photo was taken at yet another un-thankful thanksgiving dinner. Or some other dinner where all four siblings were forced to squish on one side of the table to make room for their elders.  You can tell our joy by the looks on our faces and the empty wine bottles behind us.”

(submitted by Mary in Canada)

Pit Stop - Behind The Awkwardness

Pit Stop

“Family vacation around 1974. We drove all the way to California with my father taking dozens of rolls of film. By the time we did a swing by the Grand Canyon, we were all tired. We got out of the car and this is the sole photo my father snapped of us. We spent about 3 minutes there. Long enough for my mom to finish that banana.”

(submitted by Libby)