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Awkward Family Story: Heaven Help Me

This is an email sent to the parents of our church’s children’s choir:

Hi Everyone, Sorry I had to cancel choir rehearsal at the last minute last Thursday. I was having abdominal pain all day and it seemed to be getting a little worse and with all the coughing I had been doing I was wondering if it was the bottom of my lungs so I thought I better get to ER. So I went to St. Anthony’s for a 4 1/2 hour visit to find out it was just a bad case of constipation. Anyhow hope this wasn’t TMI. We will rehearse this week and sing on this Sunday, the 23rd, at the 12pm mass. Thank you for your understanding.

In Christ,

Kevin*

*the names changed to protect the awkward

(submitted by Jeanne)

Bounce

“This is Mother’s Day, 1994. My grandmother asked to try out my new pogo stick, and my mom was there to capture the result.”

(submitted by Kelly)

AFP Grandparents: The Board Game

While online games may be all the rage, we here at AFP like to keep it old school. In that spirit, we’re proud to present the new Awkward Family Photos board game and who...

The Yellow Brick Road

He’s not in Kansas anymore.

(Submitted by Richard & Theodore  Photo by Micah of MJ Photography)

Brotherly Love

“This is a photo of me and my brother taken in 1979 when I was 4 and my brother is 7. it was taken at Olan Mills and there were other photos from this shoot, but none quite as magical this one. This photo is a running joke in our household and hopefully it will be in everyone else’s too.”

(submitted by Rick)

The Great Wall Of Awkwardness

We salute this impressive body of work.

(submitted by Becker)

Hangtime

The bird does its best bat impression.

(submitted by Ariel)

Don’t Blink

“When my son Mike had his school photo taken, he was terrified of blinking and having his eyes closed. He wasn’t trying to be funny. He was wearing his favorite Roadkill shirt because he felt that he looked especially handsome in it.”

(submitted by Sharon)

Burning Down The House

“Photo of me and my two other siblings when we donated a house on some property my parents bought to the fire department. My parents thought it would be a good memory to have and had us pose smiling in front of a burning house, little did they know the picture was extremely ironic.”

(submitted by Brennah)

Mustache Club 2

Before there were fake mustaches, you had to grow real fake mustaches.

(submitted by Michelle)