Behind The Awkwardness

The Birthday Cake - Behind The Awkwardness

The Birthday Cake

“I was really proud of this Spiderman cake I made for my sons 4th birthday. I tried to get both Spiderman and the motorcycle he was riding on the top of the cake. Unfortunately, both didn’t fit. I didn’t realize until the party was in full swing what exqctly Spiderman was doing to the cake.”

(submitted by Jennifer)

Horns - Behind The Awkwardness

Horns

“It was our grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary – circa 1967. I especially remember the itchy taffeta dress but mostly being pulled from my dancing in the aisles to take this picture. On the right, my sister with the “halo” bow & cake behind her … obedient, stand here, arms down, smile, okay, yes. Me with the devil horn candles behind me … WTF? Can I leave now? We are pretty sure our Mom taped our bangs to our foreheads and cut away. Had my parents understood the prophetic sign that I would be rebellious they may have just given me away that day.”

(submitted by Angie)

Summer Vacation - Behind The Awkwardness

Summer Vacation

“That’s me and my cousin Alex at the age of about 8 years old at the Marquette Ore Mine. This photo was taken on one of our many summer visits to my grandmother’s home in Michigan.  Poor Grandma was running out of fun activities for us to do during these long summer visits.”

(submitted by Megan)

The Hangover - Behind The Awkwardness

The Hangover

“It was 1978 and my parents used to party every Saturday night… even if it was the night before Easter.”

(submitted by Carol)

Bunny On The Loose - Behind The Awkwardness

Bunny On The Loose

“It seemed like a good idea at the time: the Easter Bunny emerging from the gardening shed to surprise the children and join the egg hunt. My then 4-year old daughter didn’t think so. And when the shed door crashed open and the Bunny stumbled out and staggered about because he couldn’t see out of the costume, can you blame her?”

(submitted by Bruce)

Big Bunny - Behind The Awkwardness

Big Bunny

“I am The Overgrown Easter Bunny.  It was 1984, I was 10 years old.  My grandfather insisted that I dress up like the Easter Bunny for my younger cousins and siblings.  This photo shows me with my mom, dad, sister and brother.  I was mortified, though my brother is the one emoting how I was feeling inside.”

(submitted by Erin)

Vacuum Boy - AFP Hall Of Fame

Vacuum Boy

“As a child, my boyfriend loved appliances and in his eyes, all other appliances paled in comparison to the vacuum cleaner. When he was around five, his mom took him to a photography studio to get his portrait taken. He asked the photographers if they had any vacuums he could take a picture with. They found one in a broom closet and brought it out for him… the rest is history.”

(submitted by Joanna)

Journey To The Center Of The Earth - Behind The Awkwardness

Journey To The Center Of The Earth

“My class we had to do a project where we were a living museum. Somehow, my ‘exhibit’ was the Earth itself. This was the end result, and I’m so proud of this picture I have it framed in my apartment to confuse guests.”

(submitted by Katie)

Dunk - Behind The Awkwardness

Dunk

“This is a photo of me from when I played basketball in second grade. My mom liked to put my hair in bows to match my uniform and I had really bad eye sight.”

(submitted by Kaylee)

Rabbit Trick - Behind The Awkwardness

Rabbit Trick

“This is a photo of me and my cousin about ten years ago. I was about eleven, a giant awkward thing who had yet to get braces. For some reason, while walking around at the mall my mother and aunt spontaneously thought it would be a grand idea to force us to get easter pictures. The “photographer” put us in half a bunny carcass and bunny ears, and voila!”

(submitted by Solanah)