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Sun DMC

“My parents were worried that I couldn’t clap along to music, so they enrolled me in a hip-hop dance class. (I’m the one in the middle.)”

(via source)

Denim Diva

“My fifth-grade picture. I picked out the outfit AND the hair. I now wish I had gotten a second opinion.”

(via source)

Maroon 5

“My mother must have ransacked the Sears catalog to purchase these Sears Tuffskins maroon denim outfits (with white top-stitching) for all five of us kids. She got matching outfits for herself and Dad, who aren’t in the photo. Then we all went to Six Flags Over Georgia, where we were mistaken for – on multiple occasions – either a gospel group or a a country music band. As the eldest child (12) and only girl…I was completely mortified and spent most of the day dragging 20 feet behind my family. Flash forward 44 years and it is now my brothers’ and my most ‘precious’ (and totally hilarious) memory! Embrace the awkward!”

(submitted by Pat)

Snacktime Strife

“My six-year-old daughter scribbled this note about her little brother, then stuffed in my hand an hour after she had a snack. It reads: ‘It’s just that everyone pays attention to Jay, not me so no one pays attention to me, so people don’t feed me that much.’¬†She was apparently starved for more than just attention.”

(submitted by Sara)

Kindergarten Love

“This is the first school photo of my life, taken when I was five years old. Two of my classmates were kindergarteners in love and this photo makes it obvious.”

(submitted by Simone)

Life Goals

“As his mother, I’m naturally glad he’s already thinking about college (spelled ‘collage’ here) at his age, but goal #8 made my day.”

(via source)

Dropping The Baton

“I had been excited all day long for my baton recital. My mom had gotten my hair and makeup done and I could not wait to get on stage. However, I did not know there would be pictures involved. When I was presented to the photographer, I was more than pissed. The face you are seeing in this picture is basically me saying ,’Screw you, Mom and Dad.’ And the hell of it all is…the photographer PICKED THIS PICTURE TO PRINT. My parents BOUGHT IT. My parents GAVE COPIES TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS. It will live in infamy on numerous refrigerators, in many photo albums, and now, in all its glory all over the web.”

(submitted by Meredith)

Hand To Neck

“My bestie and I were excited to finally have a cute picture together, until we noticed my son’s hand dangling from my neck like a growth.”

(submitted by Abby)

Terrify Me Elmo

“Great morning at Sesame Place followed by a terrible scary lunch with the characters!”

(submitted by Shannon)

The Patriot

“This is my family’s one and only professionally taken portrait. I remember being so angry my mom made me wear the uniform from my Fife and Drum Marching Band (for which I also had no love). The photo sessions were taken at my grammar school so the entire school was able to partake in my misery. I am smiling though. Somehow.”

(submitted by Colleen)