Teens

The Defeated Tomboy - Behind The Awkwardness

The Defeated Tomboy

“This is a photo of me during Easter. I absolutely HATED to wear dresses. My mother used to put me in beauty pageants and this was always the end result. Trust me, when a child is forced into something, you’ll know it.”

(submitted by Stephanie)

Facial Hair - Teens

Facial Hair

Not seeing is believing.

(submitted by Dave)

Keyboard Cat - Teens

Keyboard Cat

He lets his fingers do the talking.

(submitted by Andrew)

Rebel Without A Cause - Teens

Rebel Without A Cause

“I was all dressed up to go out to a club and my mom was laughing at me and insisted on taking my picture.”

(submitted by Chauncey)

The Hangover - Behind The Awkwardness

The Hangover

“I was a rebellious kid growing up. The night before this photo– I had stayed out late and had been drinking. When my mother saw me, she made us all wear sunglasses to hide the fact that I was so hungover.”

(submitted by Ryan)

Call Me Maybe - Teens

Call Me Maybe

Despite the fact that his phone ended up at a different college, they decided to stay together.

(submitted by Mark)

The Waiting Game - AFP Hall Of Fame

The Waiting Game

“This is a photo of my wife in the late 80’s with her father waiting for her prom date to pick her up. As you can see by the photo, she wasn’t very happy posing for a pic with shirtless dad.”

(submitted by Tim)

She Bangs - Behind The Awkwardness

She Bangs

“The day before school pictures 1984 my mom was complaining that I wore black too often (all the time). So after making myself beautiful on school picture day I grabbed an old white sweater vest out of her closet and wore it to school. She still was not pleased with my school photos. Wonder why?”

(submitted by Mara)

Behind The Awkwardness: All In The Family - Prom

Behind The Awkwardness: All In The Family

“The year was 1990.  This was NOT my prom date. It just so happened my brother also attended the prom so we had a picture taken together.”

(submitted by Kelly)

Tick Tick Boom - Behind The Awkwardness

Tick Tick Boom

“My (then) fiance (now new hubby!) and I decided to compile childhood pictures for a slideshow to have at our recent wedding reception.  When going through his stack of photos, nothing could have prepared me for this gem I came across! And to my surprise, he thought it was an awesome picture and wondered why I was laughing so hard!  (His words – “That is a really cool picture – I love that picture!” )  I still don’t understand what a ladder and boom-box have to do with beachwear. And why is he posing like a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model?”

(submitted by Rebeka)