Marty Explains His Awkward Photo On Morning News

After Marty’s photo from Awkward Family Photos appeared on the WGN 9 Morning Show, he wrote in to tell them: “If you are going to put up something on the news, you should at least give the person the right to explain or show what he looks like now.”

Well, today Marty had the chance to explain himself.

Take Your Pick - Kids

Take Your Pick

“We took this family picture during a trip to Clark’s Trading Post in New Hampshire. We were obviously very excited to get those awesome glitter & streamer batons and to be sharing the day together. But the best part is the woman picking at her underwear.”

(submitted by Kristen)

The Grass Is Greener, Until It Isn’t - Easter

The Grass Is Greener, Until It Isn’t

“We had artificial turf installed the day before Easter. We thought it would be good for egg hunting and taking an Easter picture but one child was not happy about being unable to feel the dirt. She hadn’t yet forgiven us when we asked them to take this picture.”

(submitted by Katharine)

I Want Candy - Christmas

I Want Candy

“Mom somehow missed the text on the boxers she gave me.”

(via source)

Frog Boy - Couples

Frog Boy

“How my boyfriend got all those frogs to stay put is a mystery unto itself. Don’t know how it took seven years of dating to find this picture, but it was worth the wait.”

(submitted by Hannah) 

Garden Wars - Mom

Garden Wars

“Caught the perfect photo of my Mom trying to keep the cat out of the tomato garden.”

(via source)

Camera Shy - Kids

Camera Shy

“My son, daughter, and I went to a community day event in Jamestown, Virginia, where we won this gift basket in a raffle. The organizers wanted to take some publicity pics with us, and of course my daughter was being a stinker and threw a fit. Only my son and I sat for them. Years later I was clearing out my email inbox when I rediscovered this gem. Kids can be so creepy!”

(submitted by Nicole)

A Mirror For Mom - Kids

A Mirror For Mom

“Found this ‘gift’ I gave my Mom when I was eight years old.”

(via source)

The Outfit Checklist - Teens

The Outfit Checklist

“My checklist for leaving the house: plastic visor? Check. Awkward goggles? Check. Pink plastic Swatch watch? Check. Michael Jackson-style glove? Check. Outfit purchased at the thrift store? Check. Self esteem much higher than situation warrants? Check. ‘I’m ready, let’s hit the road!'”

(submitted by Sara)

My Many Fashion Mistakes - Misc

My Many Fashion Mistakes

“This was me in 8th grade, in ’92 or ’93. I don’t know what is worse: the perm, the ribbon, the tucked-in shirt that no sensible middle schooler would ever wear, the black shoes with white socks, the way-too-obvious black watch, the ’97 for my graduating year or the fact that I was trying to look cool. Epic fail!”

(submitted by Dola)