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Behind The Awkwardness

Culture Shock

“My first birthday- I am the one in the center, screaming my lung out, surrounded by family, friends, and one very very confused exchange student who was staying with my aunt.”

(submitted by Lauren)

 

The Cookout Incident

“My husband was cooking on the grill when my son and daughter in law came up behind to be in the pic too… not realizing the awkward placement of the hotdog and badminton rackets.”

(submitted by Susan)

Brotherly Love

“This is a photo of me and my brother taken in 1979 when I was 4 and my brother is 7. it was taken at Olan Mills and there were other photos from this shoot, but none quite as magical this one. This photo is a running joke in our household and hopefully it will be in everyone else’s too.”

(submitted by Rick)

Don’t Blink

“When my son Mike had his school photo taken, he was terrified of blinking and having his eyes closed. He wasn’t trying to be funny. He was wearing his favorite Roadkill shirt because he felt that he looked especially handsome in it.”

(submitted by Sharon)

Out Of Africa

“This is me with my family around 1993 or 1994. My parents were planning to move to Africa to become missionaries, so for our photo for the church directory that year, we all wore authentic Kenyan Karanga shirts.”

(submitted by Joel)

Lost In Translation

“This is a photo of my friend Samantha. it’s her fifth birthday and her first bday in america. At the time, her mom couldn’t read English very well, so she got a “Happy Anniversary” banner.”

(submitted by Michael)

Passport Photos

“This is me and my family (I’m the kid on the right) taken probably around ’88. My dad was taking passport photos of himself and my mom, and they had to try a few shots to get the size just right. Since he didn’t want to waste any film, he had us sit on the couch for the whole photo-shoot.”

(submitted by Reuben)

Backstabber

“I was home for the Holiday’s after I joined the Navy and completed boot camp. My father thought we should have a family portrait. My brother picked up a knife and held it over my unsuspecting father’s head.”

(submitted by Mark)

S’more Please

“My mother forced us to wear a giant HOME-MADE s’more costume to our family’s halloween party. No one was happy about it. Except her. I got stuck being the marshmallow made of an appetizing hula-hoop and sheet.”

(submitted by Kari)

Gone Fishin’

“This is the picture that Aunt Mar sent out in her Christmas cards to everyone with the words, ‘after 30 min of fishing…’ written on the back.”

(submitted by Amanda)