Behind The Awkwardness

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Call Waiting

“After the wedding, my husband’s friends drove to the reception and started calling repeatedly after about 10 minutes while we were trying to take the pictures. January in Nashville was cold – 19 degrees! It was cold, and we kept having to stop so he could answer the phone. Needless to say, after about the 3rd phone call, I had enough! (Note the fist.)”

Behind The Awkwardness: Push - AFP Hall Of Fame

Behind The Awkwardness: Push

“I really didn’t want my sister in this picture…so I pushed her out at the last second. Can you spot her?”

(submitted by Bekk)

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Facemask

“This is a photo of my younger sister and I on Christmas in 1996. I’m the one with the triumphant look on my face holding the cards and mashing my hand in my sister’s face. I love this picture because it pretty much sums up the relationship I have with my sister. It also tells you a lot about my family… like the fact that my parents took a picture of the situation before pulling me off of my sister.”

(submitted by Heather)

MSPaint - Behind The Awkwardness

MSPaint

“This is a picture of myself (Archie shirt) and my family. It was originally taken without my Dad, as my dad was always off being a pilot somewhere. My parents were having problems at the time, and so, in wanting a complete family photo, my mother added my dad – cut out from another picture – to it. I wish I had a copy of that one, because his head was 3x larger than ours, facing the wrong way, and his shirt had been marked in with a sharpie marker. When my parents stopped having problems, she changed the photo of him to the one now there. This was also at the time that she discovered MSPaint. She decided she thought my sister was being disrespectful by wearing an Arachnophobia shirt, so she painted it out with white. She printed it and put it up in our family home, where it remained on the wall for over ten years.”

(submitted by Kaytee)

Show & Tell - Behind The Awkwardness

Show & Tell

“Bring Your Parents to School Day in kindergarten 1990. Apparently, I wasn’t so pleased about who I brought.”

(submitted by Kalyn)

The Big Dig - AFP Hall Of Fame

The Big Dig

“When I pick my nose, I choose to have it professionally documented.”

(submitted by Jami)

Culture Shock - 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 - Behind The Awkwardness

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 - Behind The Awkwardness

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 - Behind The Awkwardness

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)