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Behind The Awkwardness

The Drop

“I am that white blob on the table. My grandfather dropped me and my mother captured the action perfectly. Look how much my siblings care about me. My brother is raising the roof, my sister is telling him to raise it higher, and my grandmother is too absorbed by my little sister.”

(submitted by Kristen)

Sunday Best

“This picture is of me and my two siblings after church on Easter Sunday… when we got home, we decided to wake Dad up and have him take family pictures with us. This is how it ended.”

(submitted by Fiona)

Prairie Home Companions

“This is me when I was 2 1/2 yrs old and my sister was 5 yrs old. Our last name is really the Waltons and we loved to watch Little House on the Prairie as a family.  Mom loved to sew and make matching outfits.  This one by far was the most eye catching with the matching bonnets with the dresses.”

(submitted by Becky)

All By Myself

“Our family went on a forest walk Easter Egg hunt at a local farm and I caught this pic. The entire family witnessed the bunny flopping down on a stump in exhaustion or ‘resignation.’ Moments earlier he had posed for photos with the kids. My six-year old looked up at me and asked, ‘Is the Easter Bunny okay, Mom?'”

(submitted by Sarah in Canada)

The Safari

“This photo is circa 1959.  My mother had bolts of flannel fabric left when she dissolved a small toy business, so she made pjs for everyone!!!  Even my uncle had a pair, but he refused to be photographed.  This photo was included in our Christmas cards that year.”

(submitted by Rae)

Love Tap

“This is my older sister and my father. She got boxing gloves for Christmas and thought it would be a good idea to challenge our father. From the picture, you can see the he accidentally won that challenge. And don’t worry, nobody was hurt :)”

(submitted by Danielle)

Snow Day

“This is a picture of little me on my first real snow day. What compelled my mother to buy this snowsuit, let alone dress me in it and bring me out in public, I have no idea.”

(submitted by Kelly)

Get Into The Groovy

“This was taken in the Fall of 1970.  My dad was studying for a PhD in Theatre, so he was taking a costuming class.  For some reason, he decided that it would be a good idea to make the family matching outfits.  Apparently, I was the only one brave enough to show my true feelings.”

(submitted by Milaka)

East Germany

“With relatives in West Germany (before the reunification in 1989), we were in the lucky position to get some Levis jeans or damn hot fake snakeskin pants, like me (in fact we get only the old worn out and ugly stuff from them).”

(submitted by Marcus in Germany)

Christmas Pig

“Cubans butcher and eat a pork on Christmas eve. This is my grandpa making me pose with the remains of dinner while he talked to it! He was a big joker. I was horrified.”

(submitted by Maria)