Thank you, Mom, for always knowing what’s best for us.
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she just wants to get outta there and go home and play with the goat.
Peacock inspired. Thanks Mom!
“I know where you sleep!”
I wonder how many chickens she had to pluck to get that hat.
hahahahahahhaahhaaa she looks sooo mad!! This is like me in half my child hood pictures
And the dance teacher thought this looked precious????
$270 a month for dance lessons, check
Endless driving back and forth a gazillion times for rehearsals, recitals and recalls, check
Gaggling parents, flocking like sheeplets into crowded, airless auditoriums, complete with videos, cameras and relatives, check
Daughter dressed up like a flaming chicken…. LOL!!
Who is having the last laugh now?
Charlize Theron will play you in the movie, sweetie.
I looked at this again – the daughter is a CLONE of the mother….
I feel for that girl. I totally had that exact same dance costume,too. It was truly horrible.
My poor daughter had a dance costume like this, except it was hot pink and had More sequins. horrible, just horrible (even the feathered hat was sequined)
Erm, lets have the picture please 🙂
“…she was a quiet little girl…never any trouble to her mother..always willing to wear whatever mommie wanted her to….then one day,.. SNAPPED.”
WHO didn’t want to be a Majorette? and who DID?
Sequined, fringed costume – $50, Feathered Hat – $15, making big on Broaday (in your FACE!!) the same year as your 10-year high school reunion – priceless!!!
The advantage of living vicariously through your child is you don’t have to wear the embarrassing costume.
Somebody certainly doesn’t FEEL like a pretty pretty princess.
Priceless. There’s a pageant mom if I ever did see one.
I had a costume like this back in 1978 but it came with a beret that was made out of (wait for it) a white shower cap with flourescent dots stuck all over it. My mom pushed about 45 bobby pins into my scalp to hold the stupid thing on and then it was so hot, my whole head was a sweaty mess before I even hit the stage.
Dang, that’s harsh!!
someone is going to end up in the trunk of a car…and it isn’t the child……
truely a laugh out loud photo. that one got me.
Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl,
She was looking pretty peaved,
that her dress was single sleaved.
OMG> That made me spit up on my keyboard! Win!
I may have just peed myself a little.
I could not love that more!
Having to hear the high school show choir sing this 1,000 times finally paid off!!!
(But the tune is back in my head. Time for heavier meds…lol)
Ah, the fabulous dance costumes we had to wear….I could probably drag up a few like this of me (maybe I was a little happier in those photos, though). It was always the really good SENIORS that got the good costumes….the rest of us got feathers and a-symmetrical icecapade castoffs. Definately awkward!
I suspect this is the aftermath of a visit to McDonalds before the concert.
“No no, come on in. Everyone will think you’re adorable.”
Oh god, I definitely know that look. I’m sure there’s a photo or ten of me just like this floating around out there – lots of theatre and dance as a kid provide ample opportunity for hideous and embarrassing costumes that just have to be captured on film. The sequined Bill Cosby-inspired vests from clogging team, the hot pink harem pants from when hip-hop class did “Genie in a Bottle,” the countless jungle animal costumes from various childrens’ theatre musicals… you could fill a site with Awkward Stage Mom Family Photos alone.
I see London, I see France, I can see this birdies underpants!
No jazz hands today!
Jazz fists, perhaps….
BadgerFan gets the Win!! with an assist from Bruce.
My sister had this EXACT costume when we took dance classes! Oh my goodness, I wonder if this person was in her class. Brb must check home videos.
now you’re ripe and ready for the town’s Columbus Day parade
I’m a little afraid for Mom. The claw of death looks poised to strike!!!
Is that a stream of liquid on the ground behind her?
It could explain the uneasiness on her face.
Mom is proud as a peacock. Daughter is dressed as a peacock.
for the win!!
Ding! Ding! You win!
No one puts Baby in a peacock outfit. No one.
I think she’s unhappy because she just had an “accident.” I can see the wet streak on the pavement.
It’s just the seam of blacktop patching up concrete….don’t make it any worse for the poor girl!
I think I know that look! I suspect the recipient is a Dad/photographer who has ridiculed the whole dance lesson experience that Mom wanted so badly for her to enjoy. He might have said something like, “Come on Honey, pose for me with the jazz hands from your routine. hahaha”
Oh no, this blog just made my day and the photo. Good laughs
The other sleeve ripped off when mom was yanking her out of the car for a picture….and before she could put on pants?
Come on! Give her another sleeve. You owe her that much just of the humiliation of having to wear it.
I think I may have had this costume one year for a dance recital. It was as horrible to wear as it looks. Those sequins are sharp!
Totally a dance costume. Reminds me of the outfit I had for the jazz part of one recital, except no feathers, thank God. Mine was pink, orange, and black, with black sequins and the skirt was black. It was tres stylish. No wonder I hid all my dance pictures.
haha This is actually cute. Poor girl.
That looks like something Phyllis Diller would wear…
Someone is obviously not happy about her dance or skating costume!
Or the fact that mom didn’t have time to sew on the other arm.
Or majorette costume…I had to wear some doozies myself.
and they never found the body…ever
And Brenda grew up to be a super villian.
that poor child
Poor child nothing. You know that girl threw a fit so she could try out for the majorette/flag corps/guard girls whatever it is. Perhaps if they showed the girls up front the outfits they’d have to perform in…..
That right hand is drawn into a claw she’s about to backhand her ma!
Ahh, nothing is like the “I will kill your family”-look.
Poor girl…I hope she can find it in her heart to forgive her mother! Just remember: YOU will pick out her retirement home–remind her of this the next time she attempts to dress you this way.
And yet Mom takes her glasses off. Because they would make her look silly?
Long time glasses wearer here! I bet Mom took off the glasses for two reasons: vanity and the dreaded glass glare. Who would want to distract from her majorette daughter?
Chill Joey, those are sunglasses.
The polite thing to do is take them off.
Majorette? What–in Vegas?
Nah…Joey’s comment was phunny. I got Joey’s back.
What a face….
looks like my little sister…
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