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Behind The Awkwardness

Doorjammed

“We were all watching my youngest daughter play on her slip & slide.  When she was finished, I sent her inside (I thought) and I drained the slide.  I turned around to see this.  My favorite part is that with one hand she’s knocking on the wooden door and with the other, she’s trying to reach the handle of the storm door!”

(submitted by Emma)

My Favorite Martian

“Nothing says happy holidays more than your orange father sitting on the toilet with a pair of boppers on his head. Spain, 1990. Bare in mind this was before digital cameras, so some poor soul down at the chemist has to develop and print this!”

(submitted by Ross in the UK)

Food Coma

“This is my son.  That’s me next to him.  Apparently, enchiladas make you tired.”

(submitted by Betsy)

Sunny D

“In the 20th Century, babies were kept in cages outside windows, so they could get sunlight and air to get Vitamin D for good health. Originating in America, it was also said that these too provided more room for families who had little space in their city homes & somewhere for the child to play with toys.”

(via Tumblr)

Caravan

“Me and my brother. Dad brought car from the dump in the back of his van.”

(submitted by Noah)

The Relative

“That awkward moment you first meet a relative and he wants to wrestle you.”

(submitted by James)

Civil Bore

“This is a photo of myself from 1995. That year, we took a family trip to the Civil War reenactment in Gettysburg, PA. This man is General Grant. My father is behind the camera saying, “We’re having fun!” It was probably about 102 degrees out that day and no, I was not having fun.”

(submitted by Annie)

Penny Farthing

“Growing up in Australia, our neighbour owned a “Ye Olde” penny farthing bicycle, of which he was most proud. He made an appearance at our house on an almost daily basis asking for favours but one day he insisted that my dad take a ride on his prized possession. Needless to say, it was a terrifying experience for him!”

(submitted by Louise)

Shirts & Skins

“My Wedding: August of 2004. In what has become know as a “family” thing, men from his side shed clothes as the night goes on. This is me and my husband’s Uncle about half way through our reception at a local restaurant/bar.”

(submitted by Anne-Marye)

Crash

“We just crashed our car into a random person’s house…everyone was fine so we took a picture!”

(submitted by Shelby)