“Mom decided to save money on costumes that “you only wear once.” She tied trash bags on my brother and I and stuffed them with newspaper, smeared brown eye shadow on our faces and pasted big signs on our chests that said TRASH.”
(submitted by Michelle)
Dear Awkward Family,
We are in the final stages of putting together our next book, Awkward Family Holiday Photos (in stores Nov. ’13). We are still looking for a few more uncomfortable pics taken during the following holidays!
- Valentines Day
Pls submit your photos here and write HOLIDAY BOOK in the title field.
“This is one of my highschool senior portraits, the photographer did not capture the best angle in this shot.”
(submitted by Lynn Ann)
He was their shining star.
(submitted by Sam)
One of them has a confession to make.
(submitted by Dick)
“This is a photo of a close family friend. He is a ventriloquist, so decided to send a picture of all of his ‘kids'”
(submitted by Kylee)
“My husband and I a couple years ago while we were dating. I set up my ‘studio’. Looking back, I see it for what it truly is-awful and AWKWARD! LOL!
(submitted by B)
And it’s only just begun.
(submitted by Julian)
Christmas sweater beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
(submitted by Hollie)
Christmas of 1982. I was 2 years old and obviously not the favorite child. My only option was to take a “back seat” to my sister, Meghan (age 5) if I wanted to sled ride, even if it meant riding on my stomach down the slope. Apparently this was seemed like a safe idea to my dad (pictured) and my mom who snapped this shot! This picture pretty much sums up the next 30 years of my life.
(submitted by Kristin)