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Beat It - Family Portrait

Beat It

“My mom had been with us 5 kids all day preparing for a trip from Ft. Worth, TX to Colorado.  We were taking a custom van across the country for vacation  When my step dad got home from work, she began to get irritated at how long he was taking to get ready to leave.  When she went back to check on him, she found he had dressed in this outfit to embarrass the kids.  I am the teenager with the disgusted look, horrified that he would actually travel like that!”

(submitted by Kristi)

The Clingers - Photos

The Clingers

In honor of Welcome to the Family (premiering Thursday, October 3 at 8:30/7:30c on NBC), we are proud to showcase the family unit and celebrate all of its awkward moments.

View the entire portrait gallery here. Submit your own awkward portrait here.

And check out Welcome to the Family on NBC!

Plaidoon - Babies

Plaidoon

“This was a family picture of my siblings and I taken a few years ago. I decided it would be a good idea to wear plaid and my brothers decided to follow suit. My sister however, not having plaid, raged.”

(submitted by Michael)

Baby Powder - Babies

Baby Powder

“This is a favorite early photo of my daughters after a strange incident involving baby powder. Their future personalities shine through.”

(submitted by Justin)

Rest Stop - Couples

Rest Stop

They found love in a hopeless place.

(submitted by Steph in the UK)

Camera Ready - Babies

Camera Ready

This, of course, was during the comb famine of 1983.

(submitted by Osian in the UK)

Recreating The Awkwardness - Photos

Recreating The Awkwardness

(submitted by Angelo)

Recreating The Awkwardness - Recreations

Recreating The Awkwardness

“On our last day of vacation we visited Jones Beach on Long Island… a beach that we visited many times as children. We happen to have two awesome pictures from our youth at that beach and this was the first time in at least 5 years that all 4 of us were there together again! So…there was no question it was time to recreate those classics!”

(via Pinned By Dani)

Smells Like Tween Spirit - Kids

Smells Like Tween Spirit

Some of the children were more serious than others.

(submitted by Mike)

Catch of the Day - Behind The Awkwardness

Catch of the Day

“My five year old daughter had been trying to catch a fish for about 30 minutes with left over breakfast pancakes. Time after time she would throw her line out and then…. much to her surprise she caught herself! :)”

(submitted by Marsha)