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Baseball Picture Day

“It rained on our scheduled Pony League baseball photo day, but rather than reschedule photos for a more suitable day, the photographer decided to power forward and move things indoors … or more specifically, set up the shots in the messy, drab, completely inappropriate pavilion next to the field. So instead of home plate, there’s now a dirty crumpled up paper towel at my feet. A picnic table doubles as the catcher, and the only thing the concrete wall in the background is stopping is my shadow. Due to a lack of space (or concern on the photgrapher’s part), 4 1/2 players from my team are shown patiently waiting their turn. Hopefully I still sold the batting stance with a steely look of determination in my eyes to distract from the photo’s numerous shortcomings. None of this even takes into account my era-appropriate mesh cap, messy (non-cleat) sneakers, unhinged stirrups over my socks, and crumpled hiked-up pants. It was the perfect storm of awkward youth sports photography.”

(submitted by Rick)

The Feeling Isn’t Mutual

“This was supposed to be a family photo. Parenting level: Expert.”

(submitted by Dana)

Failure Is An Option

“I had just graduated a 14 week EMT Certification program, and this was the card my 7 year old daughter gave me…”

(submitted by Erika)

Eyes Up Here

“My sisters and I thought it would be a nice Christmas present for our parents if we had a professional portrait taken of all our families. But the children were too young, and there were too many of them to get them all to look at the camera (much less smile) at the same time. The adults turned out good though.”

(submitted by Kerri)

The Hunger Games

“Sent this to my sister-in-law to show her that her kids were having fun.”

(via source)

Kid In A Box

“Walked into my brother’s room and saw this…”

(via source)

Life Questions

“I found this in my 10 year old Son’s room.  He loves his little sister, I think.”

(submitted by Erika)

The Winter Bikini

“My mother insisted on the bikini and wanted water in the background. The only Sears portrait studio backdrop with water was the one with the snow in the background.”

(submitted by Brandy) 

Stamp Of Approval

“We grew up on a farm, rather isolated… when we were bored, my little brother would volunteer to be the subject of our … experiments. Here he is covered in the Publisher’s Clearing House stamps.”

(submitted by Kim)

Great Grandma’s Bucket List

“My 5-yr old was obsessed with Angry Birds. This is what he gave me when I asked him to go make Great Grandma a pretty picture, as she wasn’t expected to make it another day.”

(submitted by Brent)