Behind The Awkwardness

The Vaders

“This is a picture of our family taken for our latest Church Directory.”

(submitted by Dan)

Lost In Translation

“I was going through old family photos with my best friend when I came across this gem. Looks like the shirt should say “sweatshirt”, but the way he’s positioned it looks like it says “Eat…”

(submitted by Amanda)

Lost

“A family friend of mine recently went camping with their family. At some point during the day they realised they couldn’t find their 3 year old son and spent 20 minutes in a mad panic trying to find him. And this is where he was. Just chilling.”

(submitted by Holly in the UK)

Star Wars Cantina

“My parents local bar announced an all night viewing of the ‘Star Wars’ movies. My mom dressed up the whole family…. a day late. We spent the night dressed up in a bar with people in normal clothes.”

(submitted by Anabel in Belgium)

Parenthood

“My mother caught us unaware as we had just sat down after returning from the hospital.  This picture vividly illustrates that no matter the amount of lamaze classes, you will not be prepared for reality.”

(submitted by Ben)

What Happens In Vegas

“This is a photo of my mother in Vegas last year for my cousin’s 21st birthday. It looks like my mom is the one who got the presents.”

(submitted by Jamie)

Oh Shirt

“I can’t remember the holiday, but my grandparents gave me a shirt & my sister money!!!??? You can see my enthusiasm!”

(submitted by Leah)

Soap In Your Eyes

“I am about eleven in this picture. I had just finished washing my mother’s car and was walking back to the house to go inside to pour out the water. On my way inside, I tripped and the soapy water sloshed up and into my face. For some reason, this was a catastrophe. I was also, for some reason, convinced that if I opened my eyes, the soap would get into them and blind me. I distinctly recall arguing with my father (who always had his camera at hand and saw this as a golden moment to capture) that I would, indeed, lose my eyesight, even though he kept saying I wouldn’t. At this point, I was crushed that nobody would believe me, nobody had the heart to comfort me, and nobody had the care to hand me a towel (I think I ended up using the sleeve of my sweater).

I’d like to say that’s just soapy water dripping off my chin, but with the amount of blubbering going on, it’s quite likely it’s a mixture of both soapy water and drool. And yes, if you’re wondering, this moment still comes up in conversations with my father. (My mother says there are too many similar ones for her to recall.)”

(submitted by Heather)