Behind The Awkwardness

Pit Stop - Behind The Awkwardness

Pit Stop

“Every summer, we drove from Southern California to Iowa. Every summer, the car broke down.”

(submitted by Ginger)

Vesting Period - Behind The Awkwardness

Vesting Period

“My father, brothers, and I in 1983. The sad part is it wasn’t planned that way. We all just showed up dressed so poorly.”

(submitted by Steven)

Stuffed - Behind The Awkwardness

Stuffed

“This is the way my mother found my sister sleeping. In her pajamas she has a puppet, a stuffed monkey, a stuffed seal, two blankets, and a watch.”

(submitted by Devon)

‘Til Death - Behind The Awkwardness

‘Til Death

“Yes, this is my engagement picture. We thought it would be cute meaning ’til death do us part, but everyone thought it meant our love was already dead.”

(Photographer:Jack Carey, Edited by Robin Simpson )

Carousel - Behind The Awkwardness

Carousel

“My father was taking the photo. Mom was holding me the first time around. Second time not so much.”

(submitted by Sean)

Feeling Groovy - Behind The Awkwardness

Feeling Groovy

“My “Far-Out” mama apparently thought all of us wearing tie-dye and making our hair as feathered as possible would make the perfect family photo. Please keep in mind this was taken in 1992, when neither tie-dye nor blue eyeliner were in fashion… Thanks Mom!”

(submitted by Hilary)

World’s Best Dad - Behind The Awkwardness

World’s Best Dad

“Here is a picture I drew for my dad when I was 8 years old back in the day (1999). I have no idea why I decided to draw a devilish pig, with flames bursting in the background, because he is a good guy. Hmmm, if that’s my dad, I wonder what that makes me?”

(submitted by Adam)

Cone Of Silence - Behind The Awkwardness

Cone Of Silence

“Yes, this is my family. I am the smallest conehead. In a brilliant wave of genius, my mother thought she had come to the ultimate family Halloween costume. She found these smelly, rubber coneheads at a some long forgotten costume shop. We were all a little uncomfortable with it, but with only a few short days until Halloween complete with invite to yearly Halloween party, where were constantly berated and ridiculed for our costumes by this bougie family who seemingly had NO END to there arsenal of elaborate Halloween costume ideas.  So, we went to the party, and after a few dull roars from the crowd of party-goers, the bougie family swooped in to steal our thunder donned as the ENTIRE cast of the Never Ending Story…yep… even Valkor.”

(submitted by Maggie)