Siblings

Behind The Awkwardness: Twins

“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 • 51 Comments »

Saturday Night Special: Futurama

Don’t look back.

(submitted by Adam)

In *AFP Hall Of Fame* • September 17th, 2011 • 43 Comments »

Behind The Awkwardness: Doll Parts

“My sister Erica (6 years-old) is on the left and I am on the right(7 years-old). I am sure you can imagine the disappointment when my thrifty mother handed us these homemade Cabbage Patch Kids!”

(submitted by Michelle)

In Behind The Awkwardness • September 6th, 2011 • 113 Comments »

Dressed To Impress

And there’s nothing more impressive than the mop-boa.

(submitted by Kellie)

In Family Portrait • August 29th, 2011 • 41 Comments »

Behind The Awkwardness: School Ties

“As was tradition in our family, we were taking our first day of school photos.  The cat, Cuddles, had been posing with us in some of our earlier shots and then ran off.  I was whining because I wanted to have the cat in the pictures.  My brother, intolerant of my whining, punched me and told me to shut up.  This made me cry and I started crying harder when I realized my mom was still taking pictures.”

(submitted by Jennifer)

 

 

 

In Behind The Awkwardness • August 23rd, 2011 • 56 Comments »