“This picture is of my little sister Noelle and me. This was from sometime in 1996. The fact that I was nine years old is my only excuse for my extraordinary bad outfit.
I loved playing with my baby sister. I am 9 years older than her, so I was able to be more interactive with her as a baby than I had been with my other younger siblings. So I was holding her up in the air over my head, playing ‘airplane.’ The following conversation occurred between my mom and I, moments before this photo was taken:
Mom: Rachel, she just ate, you probably shouldn’t do that.
Rachel: No, she burped she will be fine.
Mom: It really isn’t a good idea.
Rachel: But she is having so much fun.
*Noelle proceeds to spit up all over Rachel’s face*
Rachel: AHHHHHHH! MOM I NEED A TOWEL!
*Mom runs and grabs a camera*
Mom: Told ya.
One of the best examples ever of ‘Mommy Knows Best.'”
(submitted by Rachel)
“I had the classic store-bought costume, including a mask with eye holes that never lined up with your own. My brother was forced to don one of my mother’s ‘homemade’ costumes. His face says it all.”
(submitted by Angie)
“This is a photo of my brother-in-law and his girlfriend. They live in a small town and this is from this past Valentine’s Day. My wife wants to show everyone that no matter what age you are, you can still take an awkward junior high dance photo.”
(submitted by Kurt)
“My sisters and I decided to do a 40-year recreation of us in these gawd-awful sailor outfits. We had them made and set the stage for a Mother’s Day gift for our mom.”
(submitted by Adam)
“My little sister was not happy about her outfit because it was “itchy.” My mom was so upset that she wouldn’t smile. She said, ‘Get over there and smile,’ and this was the result. We laugh about it all the time now. Mom even blew up the picture for my sisters high school graduation. We remade this picture for my mom for Christmas this year (2013).”
(submitted by Tiffany)
“I just love the contrast between my mother’s sweet, Madonna-like appearance and my father’s menacing look. My sister is the wide-eyed innocent in this photograph, while I am the disconsolate girl in the gingham dress.”
(submitted by Leanne)