Cool Ray

January 4th, 2016

Cool Ray - Behind The Awkwardness

“My parents had a traveling puppet show that my sister and I grew up performing in from ages 8-18. This is one of our promotional pictures of us with a puppet we worked together, named… Cool Ray. YES. Kids could buy a picture for $ .25. And did. I’m on the left, apparently sporting the same hair as the puppet.”

(submitted by Amanda)

Dragon Slayers

January 4th, 2016

Dragon Slayers - Siblings

“Just me,my sister,and our dragon. NBD.”

(submitted by Rachel)

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Die Pigs

January 3rd, 2016

Die Pigs - Kids

“This is from my five-year-old son’s kindergarten workbook.  They were supposed to  write the last letters for rhyming words.  When I asked him about it, he said ‘Oops!  I meant to write a G!  Haha!’  At this point he has no idea what word he actually wrote.”

(submitted by Priscilla)

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Recreating the Awkwardness

January 1st, 2016

Recreating the Awkwardness - Misc

“The elf suit you see here was passed from me, to my younger sister, to finally our baby brother. Clearly we weren’t too happy with him that Christmas.We decided to recreate this touching photo for our parents this Christmas. Upon reflection, our mom said she found it a bit disconcerting that she continued to take the photo rather than save my sister from my brother’s death grip.”

(submitted by Jenny)

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Sugar Grills

January 1st, 2016

Sugar Grills - School Photos

“Classic sugar grill.  Story goes that I chewed on my bottle so much that it ruined my teeth.  My neighbors used to chase me around the yard with pliers saying they were going to rip out my teeth and sell the silver.”

(submitted by Zachary)

Party Like It’s 1995

December 31st, 2015

Party Like It’s 1995 - More Holidays

“I was nine years old, and my younger sister was almost 7.  I vaguely remember my mom giving us a ton of New Year’s party favors for us to play with. Apparently we tried them on, and she wanted a photo. Thank God she caught us in our best clothes…a magenta wind suit and short-alls with tights and a turtleneck. I guess this was also that phase where she let us do our own hair. You might also notice that I am wearing a Nutcracker necklace that I was particularly fond of. Everything about this photo screams  cool.”

(submitted by Erica)

The Loophole

December 31st, 2015

The Loophole - Babies

“I hated my baby sister. I hated being dressed like her. I hated being forced to play with her. And when I was told not to hit her I found a loophole. We’re thick as thieves now. But then? I’d ripped her stupid blonde head off.”

(submitted by Jenny)

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