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Behind The Awkwardness

The Bowlcut

“I was just looking through some old albums at home and found this gem. It’s my aunt and I. I’m not sure what was going on in the photo, but I’m guessing that I just got a new haircut and was not so happy with it.”

(submitted by Janice)

Beaches

“Mum bravely volunteered to let me practice my face painting skills on her. Let’s face it– who wouldn’t want a beach painted on their face?”

(submitted by Laura from the UK)

Wonder Woman

This was at my family Christmas party when I was about 4. I had just gotten a makeup kit from Santa and wanted to prove to the world that I had the cosmetic fortitude to wear all of it at the same time. That’s my grandfather and a longtime family friend on the left. Both of them were college professors. In my eagerness to have my facial masterpiece captured on film, I managed to pop up during a conversation that most likely consisted of literature or world travels.”

(submitted by Annie)

The Black Fly

“This was from one of my dance recitals – my dance teacher chose me to be in the older girls’ dance, where they were spiders. I was dressed like a fly and buzzed around the stage until they trapped me with a white parachute (their spider web). Possibly the most embarrassing photo of me ever…”

(submitted by Jenny)

Born To Be Wild

“My grandmother thought it would be cute for me to get my picture made while on the back of a motorcycle being driven by a bear.”

(submitted by Loren)

Tooth Fairy

“Picture of me 5 months old on Halloween. My parents dressed me as the tooth fairy and hung me from the plant holder that hung from the ceiling by the front door.”

(submitted by Megan)

In Your Face

“Shortly after my nephew was born, a family friend offered to take some photos as a gift. The photographer managed to capture this moment of the baby peeing in my sister’s face.”

(submitted by Becca)

Burn Unit

“My mom is not willing to give to the world her cure for sunburns, fortunately.”

(submitted by Diego)

Baby Blues

“Unfortunately, this is one of my first baby pictures. And yes, it is me. And no, I do not still look like this :)”

(submitted by Seth)

When Bears Don’t Attack

“This is me at our annual family vacation- it was the NC mountains. Note the bear less than 20 feet behind me. It just raises all kinds of questions. And explains a lot.”

(submitted by LC)