“By the look of the ponchos and the Frye boots, it’s around 1970. When it came to family photos, my dad was short tempered at the best of times. Here’s how it all went down.
Top photo, right to left. Me: “Dad told me to stand here.” Brad: “You’re supposed to be down at that end.” Brian: “Go where Brad says.” Grammy: “Oh look, a bug.” Jennifer: “I can’t see it.” Grandpa: “C’mon, Rachel, it will be ok.” Rachel: POUT.
One eighth of a second before the bottom photo. Dad (roaring): “LINE UP AND SMILE OR I’LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT!”
(submitted by Allison)
“I was taking senior pictures and my two younger siblings were freaking out while my mom tried to entertain them. So after two hours of them crying, I had it, sat down on the stair case, and tried to calm myself before I went crazy big sister. Being little an thinking every move I made was a gift from God, they followed me. My sister on the right is a talker that never stops, my brother has no attention span, and me in the middle, needless to say– they stress me out and this is a very common look for me.”
(submitted by Brianna)
“I am on the left (the brunette) any my little sister is on the right (the blonde). Our birthdays are just a few days apart so we shared a cake. Obviously, we were both so excited we could hardly contain ourselves. We were grumpy and disinterested way before it was cool.”
(submitted by Trish)
“You don’t know cool until your 89-year-old grandmother goes to ‘Dick’s’ with this hat. She’s so cool.”
(submitted by fastfalkie)
“Family vacation to Foamhenge, our son threw a fit and didn’t want to be in our photo, yet he managed to be in the background with his new bumblebee umbrella.”
(submitted by Christopher)
“This is me circa 1996. my best friend got a perm, so I obviously needed one as well. Sometimes perms are a great idea, but picking them out will never be.”
(submitted by Shanna)
“This is a photo of me when I was 3-4 months old. My mom had gestational diabetes so I was a tad larger than average at birth (the doctor told my mom, ‘She looks like she’s ready to start 2nd grade!’) Almost 30 years later this is still the only bikini I’ve ever worn. Can you blame me?”
(submitted by Rachel)