Broken Wings - School Photos

Broken Wings

“This photo is so 90s, I can’t look directly at it without getting eyestrain. I am 13-14 here, so this is about 1992. The carefully-constructed bird’s wing bangs, the big earrings, the dress-over-a-shirt combo… and this was before I knew how to tame my eyebrows, so there’s that, too. The only thing I can be grateful for is that I was not allowed to wear makeup yet. I can only imagine how that would have turned out.

I did not date at all in high school.”

(submitted by Anna)

My Mother’s Blood, Sweat, And Tears - School Photos

My Mother’s Blood, Sweat, And Tears

“I think I’m somewhere around 10 in this photo, which would put it somewhere in the mid-80s. This hairstyle is the result of curlers left in overnight and a curling iron in the morning, and a lot of my mother’s blood, sweat, and tears. It is little wonder why I had no friends as a child.”

(submitted by Anna)

Ham Sandwich - Siblings

Ham Sandwich

“I give you.. my brother circa 1989… who fell asleep whilst eating a ham sandwich!”

(via source)

Digger The Dermatophyte - Halloween

Digger The Dermatophyte

“The Lamisil commercial featuring the toe fungus ‘Digger the Dermatophyte’ caught my four-year-old’s eye just before Halloween. She had a great time at the party. She was so pooped that she went to bed still in costume. I have a picture the next morning with her clutching her tail! I don’t know at what point during the party the tail came off but she still had it!”

(submitted by Beth) 

The Great Escape - Kids

The Great Escape

“We were at the Oregon coast. Our daughter wouldn’t join the pic and skipped off.”

(submitted by Lisa) 

Involuntary Muppetslaughter - Kids

Involuntary Muppetslaughter

“My son unknowingly murdered Big Bird today…”

(via source)

How To Label Your Family - Black And White

How To Label Your Family

“My Mom labeled this family photo for us kids before we died so we would know who was who, and who was a bitch.”

(via source)

Best Sister Ever - Siblings

Best Sister Ever

“Girlfriend’s brother was very honest today.”

(via source)

Fight Of The Bumblebee - Dad

Fight Of The Bumblebee

“This photo was taken at a Halloween party when I was about 7 or 8 years old.  The party was hosted by a co-worker of my Mom’s and she insisted that my family wear matching costumes.  My Dad was none too thrilled about this and refused for a long time.  In fact it took several beers to get him into those tights.  I don’t remember feeling one way or the other about it, but the look on my face says it all.  And the look on Mom’s face tells just how pleased she was with her grand idea.  That year my Mom decided to use this photo as our family Christmas card, which did not go over well for Dad when he walked into our family optometrist’s office and was greeted with, ‘Hey, you’re the bee guy!'”

(submitted by Carrie… who is awesome)

Howl - Dad

Howl

“When I was twelve, I was attacked by a howler monkey in Costa Rica. My Dad runs a tour and travel company down there, and I found this postcard on his rack.”

(via source)