Behind The Awkwardness

The New Look - Behind The Awkwardness

The New Look

“This picture is of my grandfather meeting his first grandchild. Well, it was supposed to be. The picture is now actually of my grandfather being distracted by his 24 year old daughter, mortified by her piercings and crazy [awesome] hairdo. Clearly, a picture tells more than a thousand words here.”

(submitted by Lou)

Baby You’re A Firework - Behind The Awkwardness

Baby You’re A Firework

“This photo of me and my parents on the Fourth of July. Every year, our neighborhood has a parade and this year in particular my dad went all out making us wear these awful costumes. I was very upset because all of my friends got to ride their bikes in the parade and I had to wear the costume with my parents. My dad still considers these outfits a success because they got us a photo in the newspaper.”

(submitted by Jamie)

In The Closet - Behind The Awkwardness

In The Closet

“My mom and dad sniffing the closet to see if it smelled like smoke…”

(submitted by Nichole)

I Love You To Death - Behind The Awkwardness

I Love You To Death

“The couple on the right are my great-great grandparents. I have no idea why they are pointing guns at each other.”

(submitted by Meagan)

Pitstop - Behind The Awkwardness

Pitstop

“After the long drive to Florida, my husband was relieved to find out all the important places were within walking distance from hotel.  While the girls and I were waiting outside, I couldn’t pass up this shot.”

(submitted by Kara)

Snowblind - Behind The Awkwardness

Snowblind

“This photo was taken in the early 90’s. I am the Pink Panther and the Michelin man’s hybrid in the middle. I still wonder if that visit to the ski resort was a last minute decision, because that’s the only explanation I can find for our outfits. My mom is now 71 and she always wears trousers, what on Earth made her think a leather jacket and a skirt would be a proper outfit for the snow? And what about my dad– did he have all his snow clothes in the washing machine? Have you seen those sunglasses? My eyes are bleeding.”

(submitted by Veronica)

Tube Tops - Behind The Awkwardness

Tube Tops

“This is a portrait of me and my mom taken at the local Woolworth’s in the late 70’s. My mom thought it would be cute to take photos in our tube tops. I posted this pic on FB as it’s always been one of my favorites; I thought it was so sweet. Two weeks ago, a friend saw it on FB and suggested that it could be a contender for your site. I HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF THE PHOTO IN THAT LIGHT, but now that I see what others see, I can’t stop laughing.”

(submitted by Ruth)

Clown Funeral - Behind The Awkwardness

Clown Funeral

“Visiting my Grandfather’s grave in 1997. I’m the one looking in the camera, hoping my Mother’s clown gene is recessive.”

(submitted by Celeste)

Poolside - Behind The Awkwardness

Poolside

“My poor mom, so happy thinking that Dad was taking a picture of her while on vacation. BTW, this is the same mom from the AFP photo Up in the Tub.

(submitted by Maribeth, circa 1976)

Baby In A Basket - Babies

Baby In A Basket

“My truly loving parents in 1978, but my father’s wicked sense of humor.”

(submitted by Arran in Canada)