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Requiem For A Betta

“I was about seven years old when my favorite betta fish died. I was so devastated that I insisted on hosting a full blown funeral for it. We dressed in all black and even said nice words. My mom took this photo in our back yard before we buried it. My older sister is trying her hardest not to laugh while I stood there holding my dead fish on a paper plate!”

(submitted by Song)

The Middle

“That moment you realize you’re now the middle child.”

(via source)

The Tao Of Cooties

“I found this old school assignment at my boyfriend’s house when I went home for Thanksgiving. This is what happiness meant to my boyfriend’s Dad in 1963.”

(via source)

Two In A Row

“We didn’t get a picture of our son from the day before, when he evenly spread 25-30 pounds of rice all over the kitchen floor. The next day we checked on him while he was watching Cars 2, and this is how we found him.”

(via source)

Martini Art

“Pre-K gems from art class. I bartended a few nights a week, and I was also drawing murals on glass during the day. My son brought this home from school.”

(submitted by Joey)

Single Motherhood

“My Mom took me and my brothers to get our picture taken. The look on Mom’s face sums up what it’s like to be a single mother.”

(submitted by Colette)

Wanted Alive

“Our uncle was sick, and this is the get-well card my eight-year-old daughter thoughtfully created for him as he went to the hospital. Inspired by a children’s book of cowboy craft ideas, she made this ‘Wanted’ poster more ‘authentic’ by crinkling it and ripping off the edges. We kept this one, and she created another one that was a little more toned down.”

(submitted by C.)

Movie Night

“The kids were having one of our regular movie nights. The movie was in 3D. I don’t remember what it was but Dad clearly wasn’t interested. I love that he’s still wearing the 3D glasses while he’s reading, though.”

(submitted by Lisa)

The Sleep Contortionist

“My 21-year-old son after his first day on a new job, falling asleep rather stylishly.”

(via source

Break Dance Frank And Friends

“This is a picture of my breakdancing club. It’s origins are from Bellerose Queens, NY.  It’s the late 1980s when breakdancing was a thing.  If this doesn’t qualify as awkward IDK what does.”

(submitted by David)