Behind The Awkwardness

Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs - Behind The Awkwardness

“My loving mother (the one on the sled) thought it would be a wonderful photo opportunity to have ballerina pig costumes hand-made for us all. My sister Adellie (in front) and I were firmly instructed to look as though we were having a jolly good time as we pretended to push our Mommy through the snow. I recall crying a lot during this photo-shoot. And the answer is yes, we were forced to wear these on Halloween and yes, it was on our Christmas card that year.”

(submitted by Ava)

In Behind The Awkwardness • November 17th, 2011 • 46 Comments »

Bikeless

Bikeless - Behind The Awkwardness

“Christmas morning, and everybody except young Tim (middle) gets a new bike. We as parents should have anticipated the reaction.”

(submitted by Scott)

In Behind The Awkwardness • November 15th, 2011 • 80 Comments »

Faceplant

Faceplant - Babies

“This is a photo of me faceplanting into the ground after what looks like my sister pushed me off the top. My cousin appears traumatized.”

(submitted by Rhonda)

In Babies • November 7th, 2011 • 37 Comments »

Tossed

Tossed - Behind The Awkwardness

“This is a picture of my younger sister – she was determined to win the elementary school Halloween Costume Contest that year. My mother came up with the brilliant idea to turn her into a salad for Halloween. Her hands were a fork and a spoon and her feet were also tomatoes to match her head. Of course, that year they decided to forgo the Halloween Costume Contest and she was just plain miserable all night, next to her friends that were dressed as princesses and ballerinas.”

(submitted by Toni)

In Behind The Awkwardness • October 20th, 2011 • 20 Comments »

Illegally Blonde

Illegally Blonde - Behind The Awkwardness

“This is a picture of me, my sister, and my brother. It was unfortunate that my sister and I attended the same hairdresser the previous evening trying to look presentable for our family photo shoot the next day.”

(submitted by Trisha)

In Behind The Awkwardness • October 12th, 2011 • 26 Comments »

The Steal

The Steal - Behind The Awkwardness

“Here’s my wife tossing the bouquet… two of my sisters, a friend, and only a distant cousin reaching for it. Believe it or not, the flowers were caught but my sister in the center– off-hand snag. Funny thing is that everybody in the picture got hitched within five years… that is, except for the young lady reaching for the flowers.”

(submitted by Duncan)

In Behind The Awkwardness • October 10th, 2011 • 31 Comments »

Twins

Twins - Behind The Awkwardness

“This is a photo of my sister and me, taken around 1991 (she is on the right, I’m on the left). I remember being incredibly grumpy that day, as I loathed getting our photos taken for three reasons:

1.) I had to sleep in uncomfortable curlers the night before, which always made for a poor night’s rest.
2.) I hated being dressed as twins, especially since my sister and I are not twins.
3.) Wearing identical “Spumoni” sweatshirts: Spumoni was a line of clothing from the late eighties that appealed to young girls with its screen-print overkill: it utilized repetitive patterns of dogs, cats, flowers, and bows–resplendently displayed as puffy white vinyl designs. While I had been fine wearing this sweatshirt two years before, donning this again at eleven did not hold the same charm as it once did, and thus walking through the mall to the Sears Portrait Studio felt like a death march. However, I am sure my mother believed that my sister and I were simply darling in our matching attire with complimenting curls, so this photo bears witness to that crappy day so long ago.”

(submitted by Brenna)

In Behind The Awkwardness • October 10th, 2011 • 54 Comments »
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