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Behind The Awkwardness

Revenge Of The Aunt

“In 1983, my mom and my aunt got in a huge fight. In retaliation, my aunt bought me this for my birthday.”

(via source)

Father and Son of Anarchy

“How do you get a 7 year old into a smokey biker bar? Dress him up like you and parade him around as your personal mascot. I played a lot of pool during my youth while Dad drank beer with his friends. I still, to this day, hate motorcycles and all things leather. Thanks, Dad.”

(submitted by Will)

The Big Bang Theory

At my fathers calling hours last year, this gem popped up on the slideshow, providing much needed comic relief to me and my family. I had blocked this out, and for good reason. My step mother reminded me of a spring break trip to visit them in 1996 and her suggesting we take a nice picture. I’m not sure about nice, but we certainly did take a picture.

(submitted by Allison)

Braces, Bows & Spandex

“My mom is moving and cleaning out her house… she sent this to me while I was at work. I believe I had blocked out the memory of this event… for good reason.” #bracesandlace #mortified #spitoutmystarbucks

(submitted by Michelle)

Who’s Watching The Baby?

“Four generations gathered for Christmas a couple of years ago. We thought it would be fun to get a shot of our 7 grandchildren, who rarely get a chance to see each other. Just as I snapped the picture, the littlest, Eli, somehow slipped off the railing. A treasured family memory!”

(submitted by Donald)

Headbanger’s Ball

“This was a Christmas present to our mom. I guess you can tell we all loved heavy metal music and had the hair to match. The guy on the back right is the oldest of the four brothers and yes that’s his real hair. The one in the front left is me, the youngest of the four, and yes that was my favorite belt-if you look real close you’ll notice that it didn’t fit anymore. I was pissed that I had to take this picture. This family photo was taken at Sears in 1987. We asked if they had an ally way for the back drop, but had to settle for a plain one.

(submitted by Phillip)

Worst Day Of Our Life

“My sister and I thought it might be a good idea to have our kids’ photos taken as a Christmas present for my mom.  With two hungry, tired newborn babies and a bored 3 year old, it was quite possibly the worst day of our lives.  This was the best pic we could get of all three of them.”

(submitted by Colleen)

The Invisible Man

“When my father got remarried after my parent’s divorce, my mother went through the family albums and cut him out of all of the family photos. Using scissors to behead him became too labor intensive, so she switched to white-out. This one is a photo of my mother and my father on a scooter.”

(submitted by Shawna)

The Pacifists

“These 2 were absolutely done with picture day, until Mommy whipped out the paci’s!”

(submitted by Samantha)

The Reba McEntire

“Taken probably in 1996.  To this day, I’m still questioning how my mom and hairdresser thought this ‘do was a good look for picture day at school.  And combine it with pre-braces teeth…”

(submitted by Madeline)