Behind The Awkwardness

Santa’s Little Helpers - Behind The Awkwardness

Santa’s Little Helpers

“This is a picture of my family taken in 1981. If you could sum up my family with a picture, this would be it. That’s me crying in my mom’s lap. My brother looks like he’s having a nervous breakdown at the tender age of . My dad isn’t taking anything seriously and my mom looks very tired from having to put up with all of us. And the creepy Santa, well, that’s just a bonus.”

(submitted by Amanda)

The Longest Yawn - Behind The Awkwardness

The Longest Yawn

“My high school sweetheart and I were set to get married in June of 1995.  I called that wedding off, then we got re-engaged and planned the wedding for June of 1996.  Two weeks before that wedding I told my mom and my fiance I didn’t want to get married, but this time they would not allow it.  I went through with it, but I was not happy about it.  We had two beautiful children, but the marriage did not last.  We were divorced 8 years later.”

(submitted by Melissa)

Sister Sister - Behind The Awkwardness

Sister Sister

“I was trying to take a nice sweet picture of my 2 daughters (18 year age difference). And the expressions on their faces could just as easily have been seen today.”

(submitted by Gretchen)

Victoria’s Secret - AFP Hall Of Fame

Victoria’s Secret

“This is my Mom in Dec of 1959. My brother had been born in August and my Dad was overseas in the Army. She took this photo and sent it to him. When questioned, she insisted these bras were ‘in style.’ I’ve never seen another photo of anyone ever wearing one. We’ve enjoyed this photo for years, it’s time to let others enjoy it as well.”

(submitted by Leslie)

We’ve Got The Power - Behind The Awkwardness

We’ve Got The Power

“My sister and I enjoying a beautiful Pennsylvania fall day under the power lines with our dog, Smokey.”

(submitted by David)

It’s My Birthday - Babies

It’s My Birthday

“We were celebrating my daughter’s first birthday and this picture was snapped of my daughter, her father and her nana. She did NOT want to take any pictures and did NOT want to be held.”

(submitted by Jillian)

Sad Devil - Behind The Awkwardness

Sad Devil

“This is my best friend on Halloween when she was about ten. She was NOT happy with her mother’s choice of costume for her, and apparently, the make-up job was sub-par as well because it looked, as she wailed with indignance, “It looks like I’m crying blood!”

(submitted by Haley)

First Communion - Behind The Awkwardness

First Communion

“In 1987, I began the current trend of Duck Lips to my mother’s disgust and my grandmother’s sheer amazement.”

(submitted by Adam)

Tinkerbell - Babies

Tinkerbell

Me: “Honey, I don’t think she can hold herself up on that pumpkin.”

Husband: “You just take the picture. I promise I’ll make sure she doesn’t fall.”

(submitted by Renie)

Garbage Pail Kids - Behind The Awkwardness

Garbage Pail Kids

“My mom said she was dressing us up as “The California Raisins.” As I look back on this photo and share it with friends, I really think she was dressing us up as two turds.”

(submitted by Brandi)