Behind The Awkwardness

The Irritated Four

“It was the hottest day of the year, and car ride to Olan Mills was without air conditioning and Mom, Grandma, my cousins and myself were all crammed in the car together.  On the way Mom got pulled over for having a broken tail light.  Needless to say by the time we got there everyone was already over it.  Those dresses were hot and itchy, and even time our photographer was ready to shoot, someone started crying or had to go to the bathroom.  I’m the one on the far right with the face.  I still make that face to this day when irritated!”

(submitted by Rachael)

No, It’s Not A Wig

“This is what happens when your mother chops off your beautiful, long, thick, Crystal-Gayle-length hair the day before school photos in Grade 2.  She curled it under every morning.  Success was not having to break out the Aloe Vera for the accidental forehead burns from the curling iron. My hair rivals one of the stooges but it’s meticulous, I give her that. She must have forgotten to do laundry in her haste and put me in some costume that would rival Liberace’s stage clothes. And check out the glasses.  Didn’t realize I was cross eyed until this picture surfaced 33 years later.

(submitted by Krista in Canada)

Benjamin Button

“I don’t know what is worse… the bowl cut, the glasses, the ultra tight pants, the giant belt or the fact that I was off by at least 2 buttons.”

(submitted by Wayne)

The Santa Standoff

“My son had a complete change of heart when it was his turn. No amount of pleading or bribing worked. I was pretty horrified at his behavior, but something told me to order the print and I’m so glad I did. P.S. The teacher/mom in me came made an appearance. After a serious conversation in the mall chairs, we got in line to do it again and he was a happy and willing participant!”

(submitted by Nicole) 

Winter Wonderland

“The setting of this Christmas photo explains a lot about my childhood.”

(via source)

TBD

“My parents made 200 Christmas Cards right before my girlfriend and I broke up. Sent them anyways.”

(via source)

Lollipop Lollipop

“11:15PM. I’m brushing my teeth before bed and I hear a strange noise coming from Aaliyah’s room. I open her door and turn on the light to see her run towards her bed, lay down and pretended she was sleeping. Meanwhile there were about 20 unwrapped lollipops (don’t know how she got the bag) laying around her room, and one still in her hand (as she lay there ‘sleeping’. It was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. The fake sleeping with evidence in her hand was priceless.”

(via source)

Cruise Control

“This is my EPIC family on a cruise in 97′.. my sister is the clock work orange girl and my brother thought he was 2pac although, we grew up in the suburbs..(well he might still think he is straight outta Compton)… My mothers pants.. need I say more? God rest her soul… and we also found Waldo that day (aka my dad).. Not that I’m a saint in my tapered jeans. However, any time my husband questions my sanity.. I pull this bad boy out and am immediately forgiven, having hailed from such a troubled past, I’m not all that bad!!!!!”

(submitted by Anna)